|Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler in Don Peyote|
*Disclosure: I was provided with a screener link for this movie for reviewing purposes. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.
I had not heard of the film Don Peyote before receiving a screener link to watch it, but from the trailer it looked like your typical stoner movie. Unfortunately, it was less coherent than I expected it to be, and overall it's not one I can recommend to watch.
It's hard for me to even attempt to describe this film's synopsis, so instead I'll give you IMDb's:
DON PEYOTE tells the story of Warren Allman, an unemployed stoner who finally finds a purpose in life after an unpleasant encounter with a homeless man preaching the end is near. Fueled by vivid apocalyptic dreams, Warren becomes obsessed with 2012 doomsday theories and decides to make a documentary on the subject while his fiance is busy planning their wedding.
I'll admit that this movie started off well, and there was a random cameo by Anne Hathaway that also had me intrigued. The cast is solid, too: Dan Fogler as the main character, as well as small roles by Jay Baruchel, Topher Grace, Wallace Shawn, and others.
|An unrecognizable Jay Baruchel in Don Peyote|
However, the movie was too "all over the place" to hold my interest. Fogler's fiancee soon realizes he's going off the deep end, and calls off the wedding; by then, though, he's completely lost it. The film consists of a lot of rambling by him and meeting a lot of random people, like Josh Duhamel as a hobo (complete with earrings - see top picture).
|Dan Fogler in Don Peyote|
If you live in California and still want to see this film, Don Peyote is making the rounds this week - check the picture below to see if Fogler will be coming to your area, as each screening includes a Q&A afterwards with him.
Don Peyote is now available on iTunes and on VOD. 1.5 stars out of 5.