DVD of the Week: The Trip

It’s Roger Corman Week at The Movie Gourmet, but our DVD is NOT the just released Roger Corman’s Sci Fi Classics.  Instead, I’m going with an unintentionally hilarious movie that Corman himself directed, The Trip (1967).  It’s a time-capsule exploitation film written by Jack Nicholson.   TV director Peter Fonda decides to take LSD.  After buying acid from Dennis Hopper (there’s a stretch!), the plan is for Fonda to trip at his friend Bruce Dern’s house.  Now is it a good idea to entrust someone tripping for the first time to Bruce Dern?  Of course not!  Fonda wanders off and wall-bangs nightmarishly down Sunset Boulevard.  The DVD is available from Netflix.

The Trip is on my list of 10 Movies So Bad They Are Fun.

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