Stoner comedy with Seth Rogen, James Franco and Danny McBride. The three are the run from after witnessing a murder. Dale (Seth Rogen) has only one reason to visit his 'friend' Saul (James Franco): to purchase weed. Today, Saul has a special delivery: a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. ... More
Later that night, Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole), he panics and dumps his roach at the scene. Problem: this strain of electric puha is so rare that it can be traced back to him, and Saul. The pair figure all this out and make a run for their pathetic lives. They soon discover that they're not suffering from paranoia; these guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both.
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Rogen, human incarnate of Fozzie Bear, is an actor with a persona. He plays to it and you get the impression you're seeing the real Seth Rogen - which is his charm. It's an interesting straight man collision with James Franco's brilliant Saul character. He's chilled right out - a rambling 'bum' with a heart of gold - and brings small, natural moments that are so genuine and idiosyncratic you can't not love him. Together these two share some great rambling arguments. Franco plays the optimistic side of the pot smoker's brain, which is the perfect foil to Rogen's paranoid side of the pot smoker's brain.
Director David Gordon Green, a filmmaker known for making small personal films, brings some inventive touches and draws hilarious performances. He and regular cinematographer, Tim Orr, saturate the film with details and an earthy and beige tone. Their eye for the particular creates a world which adds a lot to the film's personality.
But the trademark stamped here is definitely that of writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and producer Judd Apatow. A companion piece to their previous Superbad, Pineapple Express is cut from the same man-love cloth, so it doesn't feel as fresh. As well, the story leans too much on a familiar formula and some of the broader comedy doesn't always hit the mark.
Despite this, I enjoyed this more than any of their other films. The hilarity of the slapdash mayhem, the slick production and extremely likeable performances put a good body length between this comedy and most.
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hands down one of the best weed films out there...funny as hellz i laughed all the way through the movie....pictured this happening to me back in the weed days lol
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