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Put this in your pipe and smoke it.
A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.
Peaceful Stoner cried laughing watching Pineapple Express.
Is this what Comedy Heaven is like? If so, then praised be archangels Seth, James and Danny, for they are three madly hilarious winged dudes. Pineapple Express is one of the funniest, craziest and most entertaining comedies of recent times, and very few have come close to its amazingness since it descended from the skies. What makes it so amazing, besides an incredible cast stacked with comedy greats and a heavy emphasis placed on weed, is its seemingly hazardous and completely chaotic nature, which nicely ties into its stoner sensibilities. It’s a rare occasion when you get to praise a movie for being aimless and for having an excuse of a plot that seems to head in the direction of…
Seth Rogen and his co-writer Evan Goldberg come together once more and create a very enjoyable stoner comedy and leave it in the hands of David Gordon Green to direct it. If Pineapple Express works so well for some, it's obviously not because of the direction, it's because of the duo's peculiar humour that can bring people together but also tear them apart.
Seth Rogen stars as Dale Denton and plays his traditional character of a slacker who does nothing all day besides poking fun at the most ridiculous situations. This time, he's the only witness to a murder committed by an evil drug lord while he's smoking a joint. Marked as a target, he runs for his life, dragging…
"It's almost a shame to smoke it. It's like killing a unicorn... with, like, a bomb. "
I love every minute of this, it hasn't become worn out for me at all during the numerous watches since first seeing it in the theater back in 2008. Pineapple Express is pretty much the perfect silly comedy for me - stoners involved in ridiculous situations and constantly saying hilarious things, over-the-top action and fight scenes, explosions, 'heat-seeking missiles... bloodhounds... foxes... barracudas....' - all of this involving Seth Rogen and the usual crew that show up with him in comedies.
It's a great time.
"I shot someone who was already dead, so that doesn't really count as a murder."
Prior to Pineapple Express, David Gordon Green's highest grossing movie was All The Real Girls, which made just barely over half a million bucks. This seems rather ridiculous to me. I mean, Undertow only grossed a hundred and fifty thousand dollars in its run. Were people stupid back 2004 or something? Even Snow Angels didn't break half a million at the box office. It must have been a nice feeling for DGG when he checked the box office on the Monday after Pineapple Express was released, and saw that in its opening weekend, it grossed much more than all of his previous films had combined.
Giving this film less than a perfect five star rating based purely on a comedy level would be a travesty. It's consistently quotable, highly rewatchable, and not a moment of it loses its effect on me no matter how many times I go back.
It emerged at a time when it was literally shocking to find that David Gordon Green was going balls-out comedy, long before his stretch of ridiculousness emerged with films like Your Higness and The Sitter. Our circle of friends were both Apatow and DGG-worshipers at the time of the release of Pineapple Express, so to see a collaboration between the two was both mind-blowing and a complete surprise.
The script from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg is…
In retrospect, think I would have liked to see the version of this movie without any of the stoner movie trappings. After deeply disliking the first twenty minutes or so, the action movie bits (particularly the car chase) actually worked fairly well. The weed comedy bits, by contrast, were further dragged down by endless and not particularly funny improv. But again, I did really like the car chase.
Just about funny enough for the runtime. Over reliance on bravado and dick jokes to be a real film but every now and again it has some sweet moments. Franco and Rogen are both good and the story isnicely plotted out. I just wish they scripted gags rather than winged it.
De tão besta chega a ser engraçado, vale a pena ver, mas não espere muita coisa. As atuações são maravilhosas.
One of the quintessential modern stoner comedies. James Franco is a stroke of genius.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Pineapple Express" is an outrageous comedy that gets close to the perfect balance of smartness and stupidity. Not only are there tons of great laughs, from James Franco getting his foot stuck outside a car window while he's driving to Seth Rogen going to dinner with his girlfriend's parents only to tell them that they're all in danger from an insane drug lord whom Rogen saw murder someone.
It's very similar to a lot of other Rogen/Franco comedies, with tons of jokes about weed, sex, and a lot of the tongue-in-cheek homoerotic "bro" humor that has become their signature. A lot of familiar faces - Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Ken Jeong, Bill Hader, Gary Cole - make up a fantastic…
I'm not so much into stoner comedy but this film manage to make me sit and watch.
Seeing this in theatres, I don't think I noticed that the title song is by Huey Lewis & The goddamn News.
That is normally the kind of thing I notice.
Watched this with two friends that hadn't seen it. One gave it a 2.5/5 and the other gave it a 3/5. Time for some new friends...
maybe one of the worst movies I've ever watched, I was laughing every now and then, but that's a no no
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