Bongwater (film)

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Directed by Richard Sears
Produced by Laura Bickford
Alessandro F. Uzielli
Screenplay by Nora Maccoby
Eric Weiss
Story by Michael Hornburg
Starring Luke Wilson
Alicia Witt
Jack Black
Brittany Murphy
Amy Locane
Jamie Kennedy
Andy Dick
Scott Caan
Music by Josh Mancell
Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography Richard Crudo
Edited by Lauren Zuckerman
Distributed by Alliance Independent Films
Release dates
  • 1997 (1997) (Video)
  • April 18, 1998 (1998-04-18) (LA Independent Film Festival)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Bongwater is a 1997 comedy film, based on a book of the same name by Michael Hornburg (1995). The film is set in Portland, Oregon, and stars Luke Wilson, Alicia Witt, Amy Locane, Brittany Murphy, Jack Black, and Andy Dick.[1][2]


Critical reception[edit]

Lael Loewenstein, film critic for Variety magazine, gave the film a mixed review and wrote, "The latest entry in the growing field of indie youth ensemble films, Bongwater is an uneven, intermittently likable movie about a group of Portland residents for whom getting high is a way of life. While its fresh-faced but largely unknown cast members frequently rise above the material, pic isn't distinctive enough to suggest it will yield more than a limited run in specialized markets."[3]



  • DVD Exclusive Awards (Video Business Magazine): Video Premiere Award, Best Supporting Actress, Brittany Murphy; 2001.


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