From the creator of Superbad, Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (all of which I loved) comes Pineapple Express. After seeing trailers for it, I envisioned a Dude, Where’s My Car? type of film – and I wasn’t wrong.
Pineapple Express is the story of Dale Denton (Seth Rogan) and Saul Silver (James Franco), a pothead and his dealer. When Dale accidentally witnesses a murder and is spotted, he escapes before they can put a bullet in his head. Not having a clue where to go, he runs to Saul’s flat, where he proceeds to tell him the whole story. He then realises he’s screwed up big-time, not only was he spotted, but he threw his roach on the floor before he drove off. Normally this would be no big deal, but Dale was smoking Pineapple Express, a extremely rare type of marijuana which has only been supplied to one dealer in the area… Saul. Knowing the trail will soon lead to them, the guys take off, and here begins the hilarity.
Just to make things worse, they’re not only wanted for witnessing the murder, they’ve also become stuck in the middle of a drug war between two gangs. Deeply in trouble and with nowhere to turn, the guys get deeper and deeper into trouble, culminating in an explosive ending.
This is a great film. I wasn’t too impressed to start, the opening sequence was a little dull and pointless, and it turned me off to the film originally. But once the action really started it soon changed my mind. It was a laugh a minute film which should do quite well given the company it keeps (i.e. the other films by the same people). Other than the rubbish beginning and slightly anti-climactic ending, this is a must-watch film.