- R (for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout)
- Running time:
- 130 minutes
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben, a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry--raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern California town...until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena, and her brutal enforcer, Lado, underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon--with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent--wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
- Release date:
- July 6, 2012
- Quick review:
- Ham-fisted Oliver Stone tale of drugs, sex and murder, as a beautiful trio of Laguna Beach pot dealers (Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch and Blake Lively) get seriously pushed around by a Mexican drug cartel and a crooked DEA agent. With Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek and John Travolta, based on the Don Winslow book.