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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…
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A cop, a lady and a guy? That's like a massacre.
Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen are known to write and come up with these silly, entertaining scripts while Rogen focuses on the acting front usually with James Franco beside him and Goldberg taking up production duites as well. I think it's fair to say, even though they are similar in genre and boasting in ridiculousness, their movies never get boring and one of them have never been utter bore and cringeworthy... well besides the most recent one The Interview. So I think in another mold it can also be said that maybe their collaborative creativity and steam is running out? I…
Pineapple Express is a likeable, but it didn't really rise above 'mildly entertaining' for me. It's dialogue is good and helped by charismatic performances from Seth Rogen (playing himself pretty much), James Franco and Danny McBride.
However despite how natural the dialogue is, it wasn't really that funny to me. Instead of writing solid jokes into the script the film relies on improvisation and for you to laugh at the absurdities of the increasingly dangerous situations the two leads find themselves in. The film got a few chuckles out of me, but for the most part the film just settles for "okay".
The ending is a little different tonally and doesn't really have any jokes (apart from 'look at these…
Was für ein beknackter Film. Ich mag ihn und hatte tatsächlich Spaß.
Början är rolig - sedan spårar allt ur i en empatilös våldsorgie, som kväver de komiska glimtar som trots allt finns kvar.
One of the best stoner comedies ever. Again, I have a soft spot for Rogen and Franco. Their on screen bromance is hilarious.
I do find that the last third or so of the film drags a touch, but there are plenty of scenes and lines that I have watched and rewatched countless times that more than make up for it.
Sesión doble de títulos horrosamente traducidos a.k.a. Friendship is magic: Supersalidos+Superfumados.
My favourite Comedy
Gut renching for start to finish
James Franco as a stoner?
Seth Rogan as Seth Rogan
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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