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Pineapple Express (Unrated) (2008)

Cast: Seth Rogen, Seth Rogen, James Franco, more...
Director: David Gordon Green, David Gordon Green, Nick Satriano, more...
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Studio: Sony Pictures
Genre: Action, Comedies, Adventure, Crime
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French

Synopsis
Critically acclaimed director David Gordon Green takes a break from the brooding drama that defined such early efforts as George Washington and Undertow for this action-flavored buddy comedy concerning two pot-smoking friends (Seth Rogen and James Franco) who unwittingly become involved with a vicious gang of drug dealers. Judd Apatow and Shauna Robertson produce a script co-penned by star Rogen and Evan Goldberg. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Ratings

Pineapple Express (Unrated) (2008)
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6.45 (33 votes)
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Pineapple Express (Unrated) (Bonus Disc) (2008)
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8.50 (2 votes)
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Subversive. Hilarious. by randomcha January 7, 2009 - 3:30 PM PST
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The weed movie might be the last remaining subversive genre in cinema; just look at HAROLD & KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY, which gleefully rushed in where others feared to tread. PINEAPPLE EXPRESS is one long, exceedingly good-natured "f*** you" to the establishment. It tries to be all things to all audiences: a stoner movie, a buddy picture, a gory black comedy, an action thriller and a parody of an action thriller. Remarkably, it pretty much succeeds on all counts. There's ample time for car chases, slapstick gunplay and goofy dialog. Rogan seems to be channeling Albert Brooks, which plays brilliantly off Franco's dudesque laissez-faire (one of his sample lines: "You let the monkey out of the bottle.") Like the films of Peter Jackson, even the violence and gore are good-natured. When Rogan gets part of his ear blown off it's built into a running gag. And director David Gordon Green makes the most of a drawn-out fight sequence among three guys baked out of their minds; it's the funniest slugfest since the big brawls in THE GREAT RACE and IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (but with a lot more blood). This is a movie which successfully one-ups both Quentin Tarantino and Cheech & Chong. Which other movies have even tried to do that?

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