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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 witty writing and 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…
"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…
I know. I know. I know...but I will own it, I simply love this one. Whenever I need a laugh, this is my go to
Pineapple Express was one of those movies for me that i never understood why i didn't like it. It's a stoner movie, it's got 2 of my favorite comedic actors and duos, and it's an action-comedy which is probably my favorite movie. I've watched it twice before today and the unsatisfying results have been the same. But i did not give up hope. So when my friends decided they wanted to watch it, i did not stop them. After watching it for a 3rd time, with a big time job since my last watch, I can now say that i liked Pineapple Express. I did not force myself to like this movie as it definitely has it's flaws. For example,…
BEST COMEDY MOVIE. STONER
Décidément, Seth Rogen ne me réussit pas ces temps-ci. Après Zack and Miri Make a Porno, ce Pineapple Express ne m'a guère séduit. C'est même la production Apatow la plus faible que j'ai pu voir. On dirait que le ton du film hésite tout au long entre la comédie, le film d'action et le polar à la Tarantino. Le résultat traîne en longueur, et l'inspiration comique m'a semblé pour le moins hésitante. On y retrouve les mêmes répliques vulgaires et faciles que je déplore dans un pan dans la comédie américaine actuelle, la pauvreté des dialogues étant un élément qui mine constamment le film. On est loin des dialogues écrits et intelligents qui étaient monnaie courante au cinéma voilà 30 ans. La faute à l'improvisation typique de plusieurs productions Apatow ? Je l'ignore, mais si les comédiens semblent s'amuser, de mon côté, c'était le contraire, et j'ai rapidement eu hâte que le tout se termine. Dommage.
Had some fun watching it. Not nearly as funny as it should be. Maybe I oughta get stoned beforehand. Nonetheless had some laughs.
All I can say is this movie is one of my top in comedy (and it's rare for a movie to make me actually laugh)
Highly entertaining Stoner comedy. Fast Paced and full to the brim with one liners that will stick with you for a while. Seth Rogen’s best by far. Rogen, Franco & McBride make a great team. Don’t expect deep and meaningful - this is pure silly comedy but done with a touch of class. Hilarious.
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