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Pineapple Express (2008)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  6 August 2008 (USA)
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A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witness his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

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Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain 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 his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. Written by Anonymous

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witness | murder | stoner | paranoia | roach | See more »

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Put this in your pipe and smoke it. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and violence | See all certifications »

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Piña express  »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,372,911 (UK) (12 September 2008)

Gross:

£3,611,471 (UK) (3 October 2008)
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James Franco's line "It smells like God's Vagina," was actually originally improvised by Seth Rogen. James Franco told him it wasn't funny, then used the line in the next take. See more »

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The day Saul and Dale wake up in the woods is Daylight Savings Day, which is always on a Sunday. However, Dale visited his girlfriend's high school the day before which should have been Saturday when it should have been closed. See more »

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Sometimes you just don't get it
27 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm writing this review after my second viewing if 'Pineapple Express.' I watched it a couple of years ago and seemed to completely forget what it was all about. The reason I've watched it again is because I'm a big fan of Seth Rogen (and Judd Apatow's style of film-making in general), plus I'm not bothered by the fact that a film can be about losers/stoners. Therefore, I really thought I must have missed something on my first viewing.

Sadly, as far as I'm concerned, I wasn't wrong. This film really isn't very good. And, when I say 'good,' I basically mean funny. I laughed about once (out loud) throughout the whole hour and forty minutes (which us unusual when I watch a Rogen/Apatow collaboration). No matter how much I tried, I just couldn't 'get' it. It's about two pot-smoking stoners who end up getting chased by killers/drug dealers. However, the 'chase' largely involves Seth Rogen and James Franco screaming a lot and then running round in circles (occasionally slapping each other/someone else).

Again, my verdict is simply that it's not funny. The two central characters are annoying and not that relatable to, therefore I don't really care that much if the mob catches up with them and kills them, or they just get away.

So, that's my verdict – Pineapple Express is an average 'comedy' at best. However, it's worth noting that the majority of people must have seen something in it that I've missed, as it's (currently) rated a pretty impressive 7.0 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database. Guess I'm in the minority here on this one then.


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