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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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I watched Pineapple Express every day of the Summer in 2009. It was one of the first movies I ever purchased on DVD and I wore that disc out. I watched it by myself, with friends, with family, with anyone who would want to watch it with me.
It felt like it was mine. I'm not sure why, but I fucking LOVE it.
The main issues with comedy in the aughts and in the 2010's lie in pacing and tone. Most mainstream comedies are top-heavy to a fault and lack any semblance of balance in regards to comedy and dramatic heft. The connective tissue between the conflict is almost never fully developed. David Gordon Green weaves a careful crime narrative before he makes dumb weed jokes and that is the fucking ticket. There are moments of honest to god beauty here and there's a sense of paranoia and surrealism that never quite fizzle out until the credits roll.
Always there to put a smile on your face, and make your stomach hurt from laughing so much. Not sure if the Rogan/Franco duo will ever be able to top this.
great stoner movie, always worth watching.
i think i like snorted at one moment but thats it
Pineapple Express is the story of a stoner process server Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) and drug dealer Saul Silver (James Franco). All goes wrong in both their simply ordinary lives when Dale witnesses a gruesome murder of a drug lord committed by another drug lord and leaves behind a strain of new marijuana called “Pineapple express.” Fearing for the lives of both himself and Saul, his drug dealer, they go on the run from hitmen the drug lord sent out. This movie is a must see as it mixes stoner comedy, romance and drama all into one.
Best stoner film to date!
Still undoubtably the best modern comedy of all time!?
(Thank you David Gordon Green yet again for your vast array of film's spanning multiple genres that 'always left me satisfied and smiling')
The first time I saw this movie I didn't like it and I credit the fact that I was young and didn't understand the jokes. This time, I liked it more. I'm not a big fan of stoner films, but I enjoyed watching the dynamics between Rogen and Franco and found it to be a fairly good time watch. The jokes weren't over raunchy and it didn't feel they had a list of cliche jokes that they had to check off. While this isn't really my flavor of film, it was a pretty alright film.
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