The concept behind Netflix’s new documentary Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics is remarkably simple. In a series of interviews with celebrities, the filmmakers ask them to describe the experiences they had after taking a variety of mind-bending drugs. In addition to celebrity interviews, the film also features discussions with researchers who run through all of the benefits these drugs can have.
Who is in the cast of ‘Have a Good Trip’?
While some viewers may be interested in the information presented by the researchers, most people who watch the documentary are going to be more curious about which celebrities agreed to talk about their experiences using drugs.
The full cast of the documentary includes Sting, Lewis Black, A$AP Rocky, Adam Scott, Will Forte, Carrie Fisher, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Anthony Bourdain, Ben Stiller, Haley Joel Osment, Paul Scheer, Nick Offerman, Judd Nelson, Marc Maron, and Natasha Lyonne.
That slew of famous faces will each discuss getting high. For some, this will hardly be the first time. The movie’s trailer suggests that some of the celebs have had pretty wild encounters with drugs, and the movie uses animation to help illustrate their stories. “I don’t think psychedelics are the answer to the world’s problems, but they could be a start,” Sting says in the trailer.
While the film does tackle the positive effects of drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms, its primary goal isn’t to prove that these drugs can change the world. Instead, it seems to be pitched somewhere between a serious movie about the benefits of hallucinogens and a light movie filled with revealing celebrity stories.
How have reviews for ‘Have a Good Trip’ been?
Now that reviews for the film are starting to be released, we’re getting a sense of what the movie actually looks like. Writing in Variety, Dennis Harvey suggests that, while the film is undeniably a fun watch, it’s not necessarily the deepest examination of its subject matter.
“Those looking for much in the way of real insight will find this amiable enterprise doesn’t stray very far from a general, standard-stoner-yuks tenor of ‘OMG I was SO HIGH!!!’” Dennis writes. Still, celebrities are born to entertain, and many of the people interviewed for this documentary know how to tell a story better than most.
Even as the movie offers plenty of laughs, it also offers occasional moments of sadness, in part because some of its interview subjects have died since they were interviewed. Carrie Fisher, in particular, gives a hilarious interview about her history with drugs, but mixed with the laughter is the knowledge that she wasn’t around much longer afterward.
When did ‘Have a Good Trip’ hit Netflix?
Have a Good Trip hit Netflix on May 11, which means it’s available to watch whenever you want to take a little trip into the subconscious of your favorite celebrities. What you discover there may delight you, and hopefully it’ll surprise you as well.