Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pineapple Express (2008)

Director: David Gordon Green

Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Judd Apatow

Composer: Graeme Revell

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Kevin Corrigan, Craig Robinson, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Ed Begley Jr. Nora Dunn, Amber Heard, Joe Lo Truglio, Arthur Napiontek, Cleo King, Bill Hader, James Remar, Jonathan Spencer, Dana Lee, Bobby Lee, Ken Jeong

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Put this in your pipe and smoke it.

Plot: A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witness his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Does it help being a stoner when watching movies about stoners?  It's entertaining and sometimes funny but it's not the classic I kept hearing it's destined to be.  Maybe if drugs were my bag this would've been funnier.  Beats me. I'm firmly in the Apatow fan club and I dig the regulars he works with.  Rogen is hit or miss (mostly hit) and Franco is fun to watch.  There are some things that are introduced that aren't all that necessary like the opening.  All that really does is give us the location of Ted's (Cole) secret weed lair.  I kind of wished they would have included more of the female cop played by Cleo King but it's OK that they introduced her and dropped her as it was unexpected.  Overall it was a reasonably good time but nothing that's going to call me back down the line.  It looked like the cast had a great time making it.  I watched the unrated version which gave me an extra six minutes...of what I have no idea. The Columbia DVD has a bunch of extras including extended and alternate scenes, a commentary with the filmmakers and cast, a gag reel, a 21-minute making of featurette and some trailers for 5 films that aren't this one.

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