Pineapple Express

Title: Pineapple Express

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Gary Cole, Kevin Corrigan, Craig Robinson

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Status: In Theaters

Release Date: August 6, 2008

Plot Summary: Dale (Rogen) witnessed a major drug dealer commit a murder. Now he, and his dealer, are on the run and trying to not get killed.

Review: This is, by far, one of the best comedies of the year. It’s got everything you could possibly want in a stupid comedy movie. It’s not only got great comedy, but there is a lot of action in this one. There are very few parts in this movie where I wasn’t either completely enthralled in the action sequences or laughing my face off at the ridiculous comedic bits. Everyone knows Seth Rogen from Knocked Up and Superbad, but James Franco really stole this one. I, along with (probably) the majority of you reading this, only know Franco from his role as Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man movies, but he’s actually a really funny actor. While the majority of his comedy was in the dialog, he’s what really made it funny. His delivery and performance were amazing. As much as I love his movies, Seth Rogen’s voice can get a little on the annoying side, so having other people in this one making the jokes was really nice. While watching this I noticed that there were a few pretty huge plot holes, along with some other stuff that just didn’t seem to make sense, but I could get past it.

Overall, I would say this one is another great addition to the recent successes that this group has had. It isn’t their best effort, but it’s a fun, exciting, and enjoyable ride from beginning to end. Anyone who was a fan of their previous outings, or anyone who just wants a ridiculous blend of comedy and action, will have a fun time at this one. It’s a great ‘stoner comedy’ that, along with the huge box office money it’s going to make, will make a killing on DVD.

Rating: 4.5/5


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