What an amazing review in England check it out!! Weekend at Bernie’s meets Pineapple Express in this indie comedy movie from writers Seth Hymes and Adam William Ward. Wally Got Wasted is a gut-busting stoner flick that manages to put together a phenomenally impressive film on a limited budget (70k). Patrick Cavanaugh plays Mitch, whom we meet at the beginning of Wally Got Wasted being dumped by his fairly heartless GF Jessica (Lauren Francesca). Seeking comfort in the arms of his buddies Charlie (Ward) and Jerry (Ada Groben), as well as a Brisket, Mitch’s plans for a night on the tiles to find some closure on his relationship are scuppered when a violent serial killer posing as a census worker called Wally (James Babson) interrupts his cooking. Accidentally and fatally stabbing the man, Mitch and his friends are swiftly caught up in a dangerous journey across L.A. where they hope to dispose of the body and avoid some corrupt cops who were hunting Wally for attempting to blackmail them.
Chaotic and a little rough around the edges, there is a ton of enjoyment to be found in this indie film. Never once taking itself too seriously, the #filmmakers are happy to lean heavily on movies of this genre which have come before (if you have avoided all #SethRogen films this movie may still feel somewhat fresh), and instead of busying themselves with originality or believability, set about delivering a film that is fucking fun. They pay homage to numerous cinematic Greats throughout the piece but also deliver a number of terrifically filmed sequences. The production value is as high as the character of Jerry!
Speaking of which, the characters are brilliantly sketched and delivered by the cast. In fact, this ensemble is perhaps going to be the best of the year! Cavanaugh turns in the wonderfully anxious type whose increasingly perilous situation makes him even more engrossing to watch. Ward is particularly brilliant as his endlessly supportive friend, the chemistry between the two was excellent and Ward reminded me a lot of a great comedy actor like #JasonSiegel. Groben does well to portray a Bill & Ted style surfer-dude-cum-dopehead. The act gets a