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Pineapple Express

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2008
  • David Gordon Green
  • 107 mins
  • 18

Summary

Crime comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. Stoner Dale Denton witnesses a murder by a crooked cop. In the process of fleeing the scene, Dale drops some of his very rare cannabis, known as "Pineapple Express", which can be traced back to him and his dealer, Saul Silver. Soon the pair find themselves on the run and in the middle of a gang war.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Director David Gordon Green cranks up the action for this stoner comedy from the production house of Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Superbad). Seth Rogen plays Dale Denton, a process server whose world mostly revolves around smoking marijuana. After his friendly dealer Saul Silver (James Franco) sells Dale some ultra-high quality "Pineapple Express" reefer, the dope ends up being traced back to them in a gangland murder. Soon the buddies are on the run, smashing their mobile phones and trying to avoid being shot by a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez). Between moments of drug-addled glee, the plot thickens to involve Dale's high-school girlfriend and a cast of other misfits. It's well paced, well thought-out and highly absurd (the final shoot-out doesn't know when to quit), but the characters are hard to warm to. The plot may not hold up to close scrutiny, but that doesn't stop it from being a fun ride.

Credits

Cast

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Dale DentonSeth Rogen
Saul SilverJames Franco
Ted JonesGary Cole
CarolRosie Perez
RedDanny McBride (2)
AngieAmber Heard
Private MillerBill Hader
General BratJames Remar
BudlofskyKevin Corrigan
MathesonCraig Robinson
RobertEd Begley Jr

Crew

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DirectorDavid Gordon Green

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony Pictures
Released on
2008-09-12
Languages
English | Korean
Guidance
Violence, swearing and drug abuse.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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