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Roger Corman directed this psychedelic odyssey concerning the curative properties of LSD, with a surrealistic screenplay written by Jack Nicholson. Peter Fonda is Paul Groves, a television commercial director whose estranged wife Sally (Susan Strasberg) is pressuring him to sign their divorce papers. Feeling strain in both his professional and his personal life, Paul talks to a guru named John (Bruce Dern), who suggests that an acid trip will cure what ails him. Paul goes to John's pad and his trip begins -- at first calm and sedate, but when Sally and a sexy blonde hippie enter his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In trying to visualize a notion of what Peter Fonda goes through on an LSD trip, Roger Corman has simply resorted to a long succession of familiar cinematic images, accompanied by weird music and sounds."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Although this style of filmmaking has been aped millions of times over on MTV and television commercials, it's still a pretty radical idea."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Unusual exploitation, but exploitation just the same."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"Roger Corman and Peter Fonda, trying to do for LSD what they did for motorcycles in The Wild Angels. It doesn't take"
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A psychedelic splash by Roger Corman noted only for its leads Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper."
‑ Steve Crum,
"It sugarcoats the acid experience."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Curio item: a cultural artifact that reflects the zeitgeist but shallow and disappointing as LSD feature"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Intriguing period curio"
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
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