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Pineapple Express (Unrated + BD Live) (2008)
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The latest bro-mance from team Apatow (the guys who brought usSuperbad,Knocked UpandThe 40-Year-Old Virgin),Pineapple Expressis the story of Dale Denton (Seth Rogan) and Saul Silver (James Franco), a pothead and his dealer who accidently get caught up in a drug war between two gangs with some corrupt cops, high-school girls and small-time henchmen thrown in for good measure. At its core,Pineapple Expressis a stoner comedy--a tale of two semi-slow giggling and loveable idiots inwayover their heads--this formula has made for some entertaining comedy over the years, Cheech and Chong'sUp in Smokeand Dave Chappell'sHalf Bakedbeing two of the best examples. What setsPineapple Expressapart from these silly classics however, is the consistency of the humor, the perfect chemistry between Rogan and Franco and the giddily ridiculous action sequences (and the fact that even mild intoxication is not required to enjoy the humor). The movie retains the sweetness that is present in most of Apatow's films, making the characters’ poor choices and ultra-violent actions somehow justifiable, or at least relatable. The site gags, pop-culture references and perfectly timed non-sequiturs only enhance the hilarity. Director David Gordon Green, known mostly for the understated and reflective filmsGeorge WashingtonandAll the Real Girls, seemed like an odd choice for such a raucous and over-the-top comedy, but it turns out Green's stamp is all over this film (as is his long-time ...
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Director: David Gordon Green
Genre: Comedy
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2009
Runtime: 117 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures
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