Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pineapple Express (2008) R - 2½ Stars

From the makers of Super Bad, which I thought was super bad, comes Pineapple Express, which I also think is not as bad but not all that great. Then again, I think most movies about smoking pot are way over exaggerated and bad, except of course for "Saving Grace" which was pretty damn funny. Okay back to this one. There are a few laughs but all and all, I thought it was pretty far fetched and not all that funny.

Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) is a process server who visits his local pot connection to score some weed to smoke while waiting to serve his next client. He shows up at Saul Silver (James Franco) apartment and Saul turns him on to some really good stuff called Pineapple Express. The two get high and Dale leaves with baggie in hand and off to the home of his new client. As he sits in front smoking a joint, a cop pulls up behind him. She enters the home and Dale proceeds to watch in horror as the officer and the occupant murder a man. Chucking his roach in the street, he has no one to flee to except Saul. Dale fears the murderer will find his roach and trace the "Pineapple Express" back to Saul so the two flee as they try to figure things out. Before long, they're running for their lives because of the Pineapple Express.

2008 - Pineapple Express - Austin Film Critics - Best Breakthrough Artist

Apatow Productions, Relativity Media, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
Director: David Gordon Green
Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Producers: Shauna Robertson, Judd Apatow
I viewed 1/09

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