Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pineapple Express

I took a trip on the "Pineapple Express" and it was astonishing! Oh man, this movie had me rollin! Even though i don't smoke pot, it had everything from comedy, to action, to violence, to adventure and great comedic performances to back it up.

The movie stars Seth Rogen (who also co-wrote the movie) as Dale Denton. A process server who smokes a lot of pot provided by his dealer, Saul. Played by James Franco. Denton witnesses a murder and now he and Saul are on the run from Drug Lords.

What I liked about this movie was it was exactly how two regular guys would think and act if they were in a situation like this. But add marijuana to the mix and you've got movie gold. The dialogue was perfect and the performances were equally great. Rogen was hilarious as usual but the true comedic breakout performance was from James Franco. I always thought his acting was kind of lame, what with the Spiderman movies and all but in this movie....he had me dyin!

Pineapple Express is comedy adventure that is awesome from start to finish and is probably the best stoner movie of all time. But you don't have to be high to enjoy it. Actually, I wouldn't recommend it because then you won't appreciate it as much. And if you are going to see it, go at a time when there won't be a lot of people there. We had a lot of potheads in the theater with us and it made the movie less enjoyable. They shouted things out, the kid next to me (who sat right next to me with a whole row open) was chowing down on some big greasy pretzel and laughing like a moron. But anyways, the movie was hilarious! Go see it...yes indeed!

4 stars (out of 4)

1 comment:

proudest junkie said...

This movie was an eeeehhh, ok flick. Seth Rogen can't act to save his life but he is funny and a great writer maybe should have someone else play his roles for him but hey, we all want to be movie stars. I thought this movie was a clever step into an unknown genre of action stoner flick, but as it was written when seth rogen was a stoner 15 year old its about as enticing as something a different stoner 15 year old could write perhaps on better pot. As a former pothead and dealer myself these things werent portrayed in anything other then a white suburbanite portrayal of being a loser with no friends. As you can probably tell, I was disappointed in this movie. If you want to get high, laugh and enjoy yourself watch cheech and chong up in smoke, dazed and confuzed, half baked, reefer madness, fear and loathing in las vegas, or the original harold and kumar. If you want awkward stoners who are romantically involved with each other watch the pineapple express.