Give me your top 10 favorite comedies!
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.
Pineapple Express is my favorite movie of Seth Rogen and James Franco. I watched this flick about 20 times now – and I still can laugh about all those hilarious gags. The way how these both guys are harmonizing is simply unique – and especially Pineapple Express is a paragon of their superb connection. It is funny to listen to each conversation among those both stoner-buddies or to watch how they get in curious situations. I laughed myself to tears during the scene, when Franco was trying to kick out the window and get stuck in it. Generally this movie is a stringing together of gags – and 90% of them are working perfectly. The story is totally stupid, but seriously, who cares?
Unfortunately I’ve to admit that I’m not a big fan of their new stuff (except “This is the End”). So Seth and James, please try to retrieve some of this magic you had in your older movies!
Pineapple Express was the first Judd Apatow-produced Seth Rogen vehicle that really felt like a disappointment - kind of the end of the honeymoon period. Looking back on it 8 years later, there are plenty of funny moments throughout, but it pales in comparison to some of the stuff this group made before and has produced since.
La idea estaba bastante buena ¿no? veamos a Seth Rogen super colgado .... que novedad no?, y le sigue James Franco...
Chistes bien elaborados, un guión algo desordenado que si se hubiese ordenado mejor el filme cambiaría su rumbo.
Los personajes en particular no me llaman mucho la atención excepto el de James Franco, que tiene un no se que da risa; lo de estar "Superfumado" es un idea muy buena pero demasiado repetitiva, aunque aquí se desarrollo mejor de muchas que he visto.
La verdad no esperaba que el 86% de los chistes no fueran todos en simplemente estar drogado o que los maten, aunque la verdad me reí con esto.
Aún así me gustó bastante, y tengo que admitir que me reí muchísimo.
I wasn’t expecting much from Pineapple Express. I don’t have vast experience with “stoner” comedies and I honestly didn’t see the appeal. I must say that PE really made me laugh, like, a lot. In saying that, very few times was this to do with weed, It was actually the slapstick where I felt that it shined. One particular moment involving a foot and a windshield made me nearly fall off my chair.
So we have Seth Rogen and James Franco as Dale Denton, a process server, and his weed dealer Saul respectively. Dale sees something he shouldn’t have, and the two end up on the run from drug dealers, corrupt police officers and rival gangs. Danny McBride enters the fray as Red, Saul’s boss, and for me he is one of the weakest points of the film. He just doesn’t do anything except betray the two leads multiple times.
Eigentlich find ich Franco/Rogen Filme immer sehr lustig, aber Ananas-Express konnte mich auch bei Zweisichtung nicht so sehr unterhalten. Klar, der ein oder andere zündet gut, aber hab mich doch zwischendurch meist gelangweilt. Das Finale aber mochte ich, und dass rettet den Film für mich noch ein bisschen.
I was told this was amazing. It was average.
I laughed, quite a lot. Still think This is the End is better though.
I fucking love Danny McBride.
Pineapple Express has a really weak story structure, following a murder that wasn't supposed to be witnessed and pursuit of a rare strain of marijuana. The plot constantly jumps all over the place, and character relationships and allegiances are sometimes lost amid all the chaos. This is not a film that takes itself very seriously though. Maybe it's a cop out to say it, but the way the film progresses like a series of vignettes loosely held together by the overarching plot is sort of forgiven by this.
This is first and foremost comedy, and in that regard, it's a success. Seth Rogen and James Franco really hold the film together, and their chemistry together is absolutely perfect for this…
You can smoke on a doobie...
Pig out to some Cheetos and Slurpees...
And fucking enjoy the breeze of this movie... 😏💨🚬🌿
Overall Grade: 69/69 (A++)
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