Man, what were the filmmakers smoking? Set in the trippy '60s, the flick focuses on the final days of Rolling Stones guitarist and founder Brian Jones, played by Leo Gregory in bad wigs. As the band takes off, Gregory tailspins into a fog of drugs, booze, free love and rough sex (and eventually gets booted from the group). Manager David Morrissey hires builder Paddy Considine ostensibly to work on Gregory's manor but also to keep an eye on the hedonistic rocker.
The two blokes become buds of sorts, until Considine snaps and drowns Gregory in his own pool. Stoned stylishly captures the counterculture look and feel but suffers from dazed and confused storytelling, due to awkwardly inserted flashbacks and a dramatically inert script that fails to explore Considine's dark side. Oh, then there's the total absence of Stones recordings on the soundtrack. Major downer. With so many opportunities wasted, Stoned goes all to pot.
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