Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express

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. 

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.

Huey Lewis sings the title song. See it here. It goes "I got you, and you got me, and we're as high as we can be. How did we get into this mess? Pineapple Express." That's genius right there.

2008Rating: R16, Violence, Offensive Language & Drug Use111 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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This rambunctious paean to pot retains the trademark Apatow sweetness even as it careens from messy vulgarisms to even messier violence.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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It's an unshowy, generous performance [by Franco] and it greatly humanizes a movie that, as it shifts genre gears and cranks up the noise, becomes disappointingly sober and self-serious.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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You'll go limp from laughing.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Another crazy idea, that mostly works, from the Judd Apatow school of irreverent comedy.

3.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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Franco's sweet and hapless drug dealer is a highlight, the whole buddy premise in fact really holds this film together.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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It's with that action aspect that Pineapple Express differs from Apatow's previous production output, and though, the words "taut" and "pulse-pounding" would never apply, the giddily over-the-top fight sequences, choreographed by veteran stunt coordinator Gary Hymes, handily compensate for the lag time.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Fans of David Gordon Green, you may well leave feeling confused. Fans of daft laughs and James Franco, you're in for one of the funniest comedies of the year.

4.0
0

Definitely one of the funniest comedies I've seen in a long time. Great characters. Loved James Franco and Danny McBride. One of the best Apatow productions. OTT action climax part of the joke, I think.

4.0
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I have only ever walked out in the middle of two movies. I am a very tolerant person but this bored the shit out of me. The only way to get a laugh out of this movie would be to smoke as much pineapple express as possible and not enter the theater. Don't waste your money!

1.0
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Comedies these days turn to be a real turndown (especially since Tropic Thunder which reached a new level of smart ass attitude: only comics on board were Downey Jr and Cruise which says it all about American comedy nowadays). I can deal with dumb comedy as long as you don't throw Jim Carrey pulling faces in the middle, but when comedy gets lazy then it...

1.0
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Funniest comedy of the year hands down!!!!! James franco killed it. seth rogan efen hillarious. Laughed hard throught its a MUST see

5.0
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Does what other comedys often fail to... it actually makes you laugh.

4.0
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James Holden gives 1 star? How arrogant to give this one only one.

4.0
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Am on holidays in the States and went to watch this flick..... man some of the scenes are just down right funny... some are just wrong but it works.... not to give to much away but the cop car chase scene is complete madness, piss yourself laughing, and of course loads of jokes about weed and well it makes you wonder if what they were smoking on screen was...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This rambunctious paean to pot retains the trademark Apatow sweetness even as it careens from messy vulgarisms to even messier violence.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's an unshowy, generous performance [by Franco] and it greatly humanizes a movie that, as it shifts genre gears and cranks up the noise, becomes disappointingly sober and self-serious.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

You'll go limp from laughing.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Another crazy idea, that mostly works, from the Judd Apatow school of irreverent comedy.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Franco's sweet and hapless drug dealer is a highlight, the whole buddy premise in fact really holds this film together.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's with that action aspect that Pineapple Express differs from Apatow's previous production output, and though, the words "taut" and "pulse-pounding" would never apply, the giddily over-the-top fight sequences, choreographed by veteran stunt coordinator Gary Hymes, handily compensate for the lag time.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Fans of David Gordon Green, you may well leave feeling confused. Fans of daft laughs and James Franco, you're in for one of the funniest comedies of the year.

4.0
0

Definitely one of the funniest comedies I've seen in a long time. Great characters. Loved James Franco and Danny McBride. One of the best Apatow productions. OTT action climax part of the joke, I think.

4.0
0

I have only ever walked out in the middle of two movies. I am a very tolerant person but this bored the shit out of me. The only way to get a laugh out of this movie would be to smoke as much pineapple express as possible and not enter the theater. Don't waste your money!

1.0
0

Comedies these days turn to be a real turndown (especially since Tropic Thunder which reached a new level of smart ass attitude: only comics on board were Downey Jr and Cruise which says it all about American comedy nowadays). I can deal with dumb comedy as long as you don't throw Jim Carrey pulling faces in the middle, but when comedy gets lazy then it...

1.0
0

Funniest comedy of the year hands down!!!!! James franco killed it. seth rogan efen hillarious. Laughed hard throught its a MUST see

5.0
0

Does what other comedys often fail to... it actually makes you laugh.

4.0
0

James Holden gives 1 star? How arrogant to give this one only one.

4.0
0

Am on holidays in the States and went to watch this flick..... man some of the scenes are just down right funny... some are just wrong but it works.... not to give to much away but the cop car chase scene is complete madness, piss yourself laughing, and of course loads of jokes about weed and well it makes you wonder if what they were smoking on screen...

4.0
0