Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express ★★★★½

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 the smoke exhaled by the intoxicated characters, but weed works in mysterious ways indeed. The main characters basically make up the plot as they go along, but it is in capable if not busy hands so naturally, it ends up in glorious shambles. The effect of this laid back and sloppy approach is surprising to say the least, the film becomes engaging through its zany atmosphere and offers many taken opportunities for hilarious situations to arise or funny lines of dialogue to be delivered. The film also becomes unpredictable as a consequence, taking a left every time it was supposed to take a right. One priceless example is Seth Rogen's relationship with his girlfriend; just when you thought they were going to go down that obvious road and "live happily ever after", they were like nope, this ends here and hilariously so. Come on board the Pineapple Express for a bumpy ride of hilarity and insanity, and for entertainment of the most fun kind.

Years ago I gave this 1.5 out of 5 stars. I bet life was really shitty back then.

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