Highly Recommended: ‘Life of Crime’ with Jennifer Aniston

CANNABIS CULTURE – Tokin’ Woman Jennifer Aniston stars in Life of Crime, the new film by Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty), in which she plays a society wife kidnapped by a couple of pot-smoking Detroit hoods.

Jen pulls off what could be a stereotypical role with pluck and heart, aided by supporting cast starting with her heinous husband (Tim Robbins) and his scheming girlfriend (Isla Fisher, who played Mary Jane in the Scooby Doo movie and Myrtle in The Great Gatsby). Also in the film are SNL‘s Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior from Sons of Anarchy, and rapper Mos Def (aka yaslin bey).

I particularly like the scenes where Aniston’s character Mickey gives the Peeping Tom Nazi who has her imprisoned what he deserves, and where she has a little fun laughing at the classic Sanford and Son scene involving marijuana.

In the film, as so often in life, smoking a little weed leads to a woman looking at the world in a different, better way.

Nicely, subtly done.

Ellen Komp is Deputy Director of California NORML and a regular contributor to Cannabis Culture. She manages the website VeryImportantPotheads.com and blogs at Tokin Woman.