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Flashback Movie Review!

Caliva Crew member Brandon digs in the crates to review the beloved (?) classic, "Bio-Dome." Does Pauly Shore stand the test of time? Read on... 

Strain: Purple Sticky Punch

Film: Bio-Dome

Year: 1996

Rating: PG-13

Director: Jason Bloom

Starring: Pauly Shore, Stephen Baldwin, Kylie Minogue and Joey Lauren Adams

What would be a better way to start Caliva's movie reviews then pairing Purple Sticky Punch with the movie that christened it, Bio-Dome. While not a classic, this mid-nineties throw-away comedy is endearing with the cult crowds and makes for one hell of a comedy. 

Just because we’re stuck in a bubble doesn’t mean we can’t cause any trouble.

A group of scientists create the perfect self-contained biological atmosphere and expect to spend a year locked inside it. However, things get complicated when a pair of local stoners, Bud (Shore) and Doyle (Baldwin), stow away in the Bio-Dome to impress their girlfriends (Teresa Hill and Joey Lauren Adams). They actually become part of the experiment themselves when they're discovered by the scientists. Unfortunately, they have a seriously negative impact on the project, crippling it. But they make a really good case for planting Purple Sticky Punch. 

I propose that we plant these seeds and I know what you’re thinkin’ “Illegal! Illegal!” but the value of purple sticky punch goes way beyond just tokin’ it!

Whatever Pauly Shore was going for Bio-Dome goes down as one of the most fun stoner movies of the nineties. The humor is more crude and mature than Shore’s previous work. Although his character stays the same. Bud isn’t far off from his other characters Crawl, Stoney and Bones with a bit more raunch. Stephen Baldwin was a great co-pilot. They work off of each other really well. Bio-Dome creatively combined toilet humor with a positive message about the environment. It’s great. It even featured Tenacious D in their first on-screen appearance. It was a trip to see Jack Black and Kyle Gass in ‘96. Other cameos include Kylie Minogue, Patty Hearst, Rose McGowan and Taylor Negron

There were a slew of low-budget braindead comedies in the nineties. Each one has it’s unique nostalgic charm. Bio-Dome is the crest of this tide. The stupidest of the brain dead comedies and that isn't a bad thing. If you want a stupid comedy that can shut your brain off for two hours. None is better than this. The lines. The characters. The ability to rewatch over and over. Bud and Doyle are fun. They remind us to chill and not take life seriously. Bio-Dome pairs perfectly with Purple Sticky Punch. An Indica-Hybrid that loosens the mood and relaxes you and chills you out. Great for laughs. Great for slowing down and forgetting the troubles. Definitely something that all of us should enjoy.