The movie 'Totally Baked' is another hilarious, satirical comedy that we have all come to expect from 'National Lampoon'. The movie attempts to be a documentary, debating the pros and cons of marijuana use in America. The debate however, is slightly more than in favor of the pros. The movie starts out with several stand-up comedians doing their bit about marijuana. This is where the laughs start and do not stop until the end. The stand-ups keep reappearing throughout the movie, as an interjection to the main storyline. The movie is also filled with some very interesting pop-up statistics about other drugs.
The story starts out with a simple man, Dave Bertman. Dave was a debate champion in college and he has planned a reunion with his old college debate team. His first guest arrives with some unexpected companions. Two gun-slinging drug dealers, or 'medical marijuana activist' as they like to be called, barge in Dave's home. The other guests soon arrive along with Dave's ex-wife and his daughter. The booze drinking, cigarette-smoking ex-wife is furious, as she shows Dave a joint that was found in his daughter's birth control box. Both of these were a total surprise to Dave. The gunmen, one very stoned man and a very attractive woman, take charge of the party and let Dave continue his bar-b-q reunion. The gunmen, of course, brought plenty of dope to smoke and some homemade special brownies. Yes, you guessed it, before long everyone at the party was blasted out of their minds.
The movie also interjected some very funny parodies. A cooking show shows the uses of marijuana. There was a talk show host interviewing a sports figure, taking a pro- stand on the use of marijuana. There was a talk show that debated the use of marijuana. The characters in these parodies were extremely funny.
The movie also had inserted scenes from 'real life' people in their homes smoking pot. One man had a cat named Reefer. Yes, he and his cat were both heavy users of marijuana. The movie also had a side plot. They were trying to get marijuana legalized to help skyrocket the sales of 'Fun-Onions', a tasty snack food.
The movie overall was very funny. It had everything you would expect from a stoner movie. Dope smoking, munchies, slanted red eyes, and yes of course, a small amount of nudity. The interesting facts, or pop-ups, is what really separates this movie from the others of this type.