Movie Review: Don Peyote, now available on iTunes and VOD

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.

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