Ever since the stoner comedy first ambled groggily onto the scene with Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke
in 1978, comedies about marijuana and the people who smoke it have struggled with a very real paradox -- how do you make a movie that’s not stupid, even though it’s about people who are acting stupidly? More than three decades later, that’s a code few filmmakers have been able to crack, and director John Stalberg Jr. doesn’t offer any major breakthroughs in this area with his first feature, HIGH School
. But the movie does manage to deliver something a wee bit smarter and more inventive than most of its bong-addled brethren, and considering its premise hol...