‘Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics’: Film Review
Writer-producer Donick Cary has spent his whole career near the top of the showbiz comedy heap, from stints on “Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Simpsons” to sitcoms like “Just Shoot Me!,” “New Girl,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Silicon Valley.” So it shouldn’t surprise that his first directorial feature, the documentary “Have a Good Trip,” is less a serious dive into its chosen subject than an excuse to have a lot of familiar-face colleagues and acquaintances serve up funny anecdotes.Since those anecdotes are about hallucinogenic drug usage, this Netflix Original can hardly help but be entertaining.
It also comes nicely kitted out with plentiful animation, campy archival snippets, comedy-sketch “reenactments” and more.
But those looking for much in the way of real insight will find this amiable enterprise doesn’t stray very far from a general, standard-stoner-yuks tenor of “Omg I was So High!!!”At least there’s little pretense otherwise,
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