‘Pineapple Express’ a killer bud comedy

Seth Rogen and James Franco in Pineapple Express

The great “Movie Stoner Duo Hall of Fame” includes Cheech and Chong, Jay and Silent Bob, Harold and Kumar, and now Dale and Saul, the main characters in the ridiculously funny Pineapple Expresss. The brilliant team from Superbad is back with a brand new stoner comedy that is weird, outrageous and bizarre, all while being incredibly funny.

Like Superbad‘s Seth and Evan, this time our dynamic duo is Process Server Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) and his big-hearted drug dealer Saul Silver (James Franco) who become wrapped up in a deadly drug war after accidentally witnessing a crime. The drug lord and his crooked cop accomplice, played by Gary Cole and Rosie Perez, send two thugs (Craig Robinson of The Office and Kevin Corrigan) to track down Saul and Dale. In the process of evading capture, Saul and Dale must deal with quirky middle man Red, played to almost unthinkable perfection by Danny McBride.

The performances from the cast showcase some of the best comedic acting to date. Franco and Rogen expertly play off each other and there’s no doubt that many of the funniest lines were probably born from improvisation. This lends the film the same realistic tone of dialogue that made writers Rogen and long-time friend Evan Goldberg so great in Superbad.

The most refreshing part of any Rogen/Goldberg movie is the focus on the relationship between the two main characters. Nobody can capture the real essence of best friends like these two! Where most comedies will drag on with some kind of love interest, their films tend to focus on the “bro-mance” of being someone’s BFF. That kind of writing is a rare treasure in a sea of dumbed-down Hollywood buddy comedies.

Now that they’ve written two spectacular films, the bar will be extra high for Rogen and Goldberg when they treat us to their version of The Green Hornet in 2010.

View the trailer here:

Alexis Gentry

Alexis Gentry is the creator and editor of Trashwire.com. She has been called a “dynamic, talented and unique voice in pop culture” by Ben Lyons of E! and, with her strong fascination with entertainment and penchant for writing, it’s not hard to see why.

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9 Responses

  1. Sam Stone says:

    Got to agree this film does look brilliant and I’m hoping there are lots more surprises than what’s we’ve been treated to in the trailers.

    In Australia we’ve been given the http://www.mythumbismycock.com.au website to upload our faces and star in one of the scenes.

    Bonus!! Pretty funny stuff can’t wait!

  2. Restricted trailer here:

  3. Chris Dawson says:

    “You just got killed by a Daewoo Lanos motherfucker!”


  4. evan says:

    If you like Danny McBride check out http://www.thefootfistway.com/

  5. Pineapple Express opens TODAY, Wednesday the 6th. It was originally scheduled to open on Friday, but we get it early!

    Go to ridetheexpress.com for tickets and showtimes.

  6. Pineapple Express had a big opening day! This just in from PerezHilton

    Stoner flick Pineapple Express rolled in $12.15 million on its first day at the U.S. box office on Wednesday.

    What an opening!

    According to reports, that will likely translate to a a 5-day opening of $42-$45 million, well above industry expectations.

    The movie was budgeted at only $27 million.

    Major profit for the film studio!

    Judd Apatow is on a roll!

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