Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Ah, well, sir, I feel like a, like a slice of butter... melting on top of a big-ol' pile of flapjacks... yeah
Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.
Judd Apatow has made quite a name for himself with such films as the 40 year old virgin, knocked up and superbad. Well this was another one of his great films except this time it focused around one very important thing: Cannabis...er weed. Pineapple Express is the equivalant of Cheech and Chong in the 21st century.
PE focuses on Dale Denton (Seth Rogen...in every Apatow film) who serves subpoenas to people on a daily basis. He is great at his job, going undercover and sometimes wearing disguises. The only problem is the guilt he feels afterward and honestly I dont blame him since most people dont want to get served. So what does he do to keep from feeling guilty? Smokes weed...lots and lots of weed. And where does he get this weed? From Saul his drugged out, peace loving dealer. Saul is played by James Franco in probably what is Franco's best role. He is nearly unrecognizable in this movie and for someone to go from playing Harry in Spider Man to a stoner in PJ's who is about as bright as a black cat in a coal mine...its something.
The plot is pretty simple. Dale sees murder, drops weed, murderer sends killers to find Dale and Saul (since he only sold that kind of weed to one dealer). Thats it really and what ensues is a hillarious case of cat and mouse.
The movie is really smart in its stupidity though. You know they are high the whole movie but the humor is genuinely funny and witty. You wouldnt expect the stuff they say thats that funny to be from a stoner...except for Saul. Everything Saul says you have probably heard your token stoner friend say.
Its a hillarious movie with good acting and an interesting plot. Not much really to say about it its not the deepest movie ever and not the funniest movie ever but I loved it.
MY VERDICT: SEE IT