Blue Sunshine is such a great concept, it’s disappointing that it misses the mark. See for yourself on TCM Saturday 2 a.m.
[T]he flinty $500,000 production proved prescient in its own way, anticipating (or inspiring) the early 80s vogue for stories detailing the diminished returns of the maturing Woodstock generation (e.g. John Sayles’ Return of the Secaucus Seven , Lawrence Kasdan’s The Big Chill ) and the descent towards cynicism and self-destruction of the formerly idealistic and hopeful.
A potent cocktail, Blue Sunshine concerns a potent cocktail – a strain of LSD that, having made the rounds of college campuses during the Summer of Love, begets a time-release epidemic of baldness and psychopathy twenty years down the pike.