The ’90s and early aughts gave us a surfeit of now-classic stoner comedies like Half Baked, Friday, Pineapple Express, Dude, Where’s My Car?, and Dazed and Confused. The genre has cooled off a bit in recent years—perhaps as marijuana has become less taboo—but the satisfaction of lighting up and watching people on a screen attempt to navigate the world while high will never not be funny. Enter: Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun, who co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in Good Mourning, a new stoner comedy for the TikTok generation.
“If you’re lucky, you get one of those classic stoner comedies every five years. That was the journey we set out on,” Mod Sun told The Daily Beast about their raucous and ridiculous film, which is in theaters and on demand May 20.
MGK plays London Clash, a fictional TV star who spirals on the day of a huge audition when he wakes up to a presumed breakup text from his famous actress girlfriend (played by Becky G) that reads, “Good mourning. I wish I didn’t have to do this through text.” A bunch of drug-fueled hijinks follow, including but not limited to: a house fire, getting stitches from a stalker, replacing human ashes with marijuana ashes, a party at YG’s house, getting arrested, and cameos from the likes of Danny Trejo, Amber Rose, and Tommy Lee.