Pineapple Express Reviews
"Put This in Your Pipe and Smoke It."
Pineapple Express is one of my favorite stoner comedies of all-time. It "hits" all the "high" points that it needs to. It also pulled a great and soon to be classic performance out of James Franco as Saul the drug dealer/stoner. Everything he does, from his mannerisms to how he talks to what he says is a perfect parody/impersonation of a stoner. His performance doesn't reach the level of say Sean Penn in Fast Times, but it is one of the best stoner performances I have ever seen.
Dale and his drug dealer, Saul, end up on the run from a corrupt cop and a major drug kingpin Ted. Their experience takes them through shootouts, fist fights, car chases, and wooded adventures. There are some classic scenes in this film. I especially love the woods scene. It's a perfect piece of pothead paranoia and is actually not far from some experiences you've had while smoking the cannabis.
The film has its share of problems. I won't deny that at all. Still this is a film that I can watch and re-watch and watch again. People who aren't laughing after the first scene where we see where the prohibition of marijuana came from should just give up on it there, because it's a sign of the humor to come. This is strictly a drug comedy. Sure there are elements of other forms of comedy, slapstick and sex comedy included; but as The 40 Year Old Virgin was to sex comedies, Pineapple Express is to drug comedies.
If you're a fan of this genre, you'll absolutely love this film. If you aren't, you still might like it because it's better than 90% of drug comedies. So give it a try. You may not like it, but then again you may be like me and won't be able to stop laughing. If you want a little help with the experience, toke up beforehand. You'll be howling.
Enjoyable and easy watching.
The movie then proceeds to spiral into an incredibly generic action film that leaves much to be desired.
The emotional merits of their friendship are ultimately made insignificant, by the end of this film you really, really don't care about these characters.
All in all? huge disappointment from Rogen.
We's gonna rock down to electric avenue.
Pineapple Express is one of the funniest movies of all time.
Plot: A lazy stoner (Seth Rogen) is the sole witness to a murder by an evil drug lord (Gary Cole) and a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez). Marked for death, he runs for his life, dragging his dazed dealer (James Franco) and his supplier (Danny McBride) with him on a hilarious smokin' adventure.
I thought this was just going to be a normal Seth Rogen comedy, I was so surprised. This is an action-packed, stoner comedy!
I want to acknowledge James Franco, who played dazed drug dealer Saul Silver. The Spider-Man star really shined in this movie. He was hilarious!
Saul: What? Fuck Jeff Goldblum!
This was probably about a year ago and today I ventured back into the world of Sol and Dale Denton and on second viewing, I absolutely loved it.
The premise of the story follows Dale Denton, a bit of a loser who witnesses a murder and then leaves his roach linking him to the only guy in town selling this specific
type of weed: "Pineapple Express". Much crazyness ensues as Dale and his dealer 'Sol', played by the fantastic James Franco drawing so many laughs along the way.
TREE TREE TREE squirrel!
Dont watch this if youre expecting a realistic, serious film. Its meant to be taken with a pinch of salt and if you're open to that, you'll love it.