Process server Dale Denton has a grudging business relationship with the laconic Saul Silver, deigning to visit only to purchase Saul’s primo product–a rare new strain of pot called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city’s most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps the Pineapple Express at the scene. When it’s traced back to him, Dale and Saul run for their lives–and they quickly discover that they’re not just suffering from weed-fueled paranoia. If they survive, these two just might become real friends. All aboard the Pineapple Express.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Thriller and Crime/Gangster; Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.; Release Date: August 6th, 2008 (wide); MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and violence.
Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, James Remar, Joe Lo Truglio
Directed by: David Gordon Green
OK, this was not Super Bad or Knocked Up. There were some very funny parts and gags throughout the movie, and it is worth watching, but I’m glad we didn’t pay the theater price to see it. The story is a little clumsy and seems to have been written just to move from one funny scene to the next.
I do have to give props to Seth Rogen and James Franco. They were a great team, and made me laugh out loud a number of times.