Baked in Brooklyn

Synopsis: A recent college graduate (Brener) decides to sell marijuana on the streets of Manhattan after losing his job at a consulting firm. He soon meets the girl of his dreams (Daddario). With an unsupportive girlfriend, an increase of clienteles, and the growing threats of being caught or killed, he soon realizes he is in way over his head.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Rory Rooney
Production: Red Crown Productions
 
IMDB:
5.4
NOT RATED
Year:
2016
86 min
10 Views

[stirring orchestral music]

[scattered applause]

- Hi.

[feedback hums]

Ow.

Sorry, the lights--

hold on.

Okay.

That's better.

Hi.

So I'll have copies of the zine

after the reading.

If you want

to buy one, it's $8.

But, like, if you don't think

it's worth $8,

I'll probably just

give you one for free.

I wrote this about the summer

I sold weed through

an online classifieds site.

Oh, but I hate weed, though.

It makes me, like,

very uncomfortable and paranoid

and sort of fatalistic, I guess,

but every once in a while,

you know, someone

will get me to smoke,

and every time they do,

I think, like,

"Oh, this is the time

I'm gonna like smoking weed."

But then I do,

and I don't like it at all.

It's the worst always.

But I just couldn't remember

if I put that fact

into the story,

so I wanted to,

you know, tell you now

up front, I guess.

Okay, I'm wasting time,

so I'm gonna start reading now.

Here it goes.

"Last summer, I was working

for a consultant in Midtown

"mostly filling out

organizational charts

"and filing things and stuff.

"It was an objectively

crappy job,

"but my parents

were really proud of me

"because I had gotten a job.

"I was listening

to Toro y Moi a lot,

"and he has that line

where he says, 'I got a job.

"I do it fine.

Not what I want,

"but still I try.'

"That totally captured

how I felt.

"On the weekends, me and

friends mostly went biking

"and took hallucinogens

and benzodiazepines.

"We also went to some parties,

"and one night, I met a girl

at one of those parties.

"Meeting girls

isn't easy for me

"unless they come up to me,

"in which case I have no choice

but to meet them,

and that was how I met Kate."

[playful electronic music]

- Give her what she wants,

give her what she needs

A woman needs

- Eliza!

both:
Hey.

- I have something for you.

- Really?

- Yeah.

- What is it?

- It's a weird muscle relaxant.

I got it at the airport

in Mexico.

Are you happy?

- Very.

Thanks.

Ooh, it tastes good.

[lively rock music]

- Hey.

- Hi.

- Hi.

What makes you qualified

to change the playlist?

- What kind of qualifications

did the last guy have?

- This really isn't

about the last guy,

and who says it was a guy?

- Okay, well...

I write a music blog,

published on

a popular music reviews website.

I can send you my resume

if you prefer.

It lists all of

my tangible qualifications.

Maybe if you give me

your email address

or, you know, your phone number.

Whatever works for you re:

contact information

is fine for me--just,

you know, that I'd have it.

- So do you want to dance?

- Oh, yeah, no.

I don't really dance, per se.

- Like, you can't

or, like, you won't?

- I never know how into it

I'm supposed to get, you know,

and sometimes I get too into it,

and then I end up making

that intense dance face

where I sort of,

like, bite my lip,

and I--you know, just like--

You know, I'm sort of, like,

angry Bill Clinton.

It's not good.

And then the other option

is that, you know,

I'm not into it enough,

and I hold back.

Then I think everyone

around is probably thinking,

like, "Oh, that kid thinks he's

too cool to dance," you know?

- I'm pretty sure no one

would ever think that about you.

- Okay, well, thank you.

I think that probably means

it's about time

for me to stop talking,

because I've said enough--

- No, you were doing fine.

- Wow.

- Adequate even.

- Oh, my God.

- But I actually

really like this song, so,

like, are you ready to dance?

- Oh--

- Let's do it.

- You don't tip over

And you're so pretty

I want to be pretty

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