A new comedy from the creative genius of Judd Apatow (40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Talladega Nights) follows a pair of druggie losers as they reach the top of the hit-list when one witnesses a mob murder and drags his b... more »uddy into a crazy flight from mobsters bent on silencing both of them permanently. The film stars new sensation Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Superbad, 40 Year Old Virgin) and James Franco (Spider-Man 1-3) and it co-stars Rosie Perez (Do The Right Thing) and Gary Cole (The Brady Bunch Movie). Movie is directed by David Gordon Green.« less
Kim E. (sherrah60) from ELDON, MO Reviewed on 11/10/2009...
This is juvenile doper humor at it's best. Reminds me of my younger doper dayz. To further emphasis the juvenile spirit, my teenage son quotes lines from this movie.
The interaction between Seth Rogen (process server/stoner), James Franco (friendly pot dealer) & Danny McBride (pot supplier) make this movie. Craig Robinson as a drug enforcer working for Gary Cole (as the local druglord) is hilarious. Good movie for the kid in all of us.
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Michelle S. (Chelly10s) from W HOLLYWOOD, CA Reviewed on 3/12/2009...
Pineapple Express is just not up to par for Rogen and Goldberg. It is interesting as and Action/Stoner movie which is uncommon, but the comedy just wasn't there. Franco was funny but he couldn't save it. I had high expectations (no pun intended) and it did not meet them.
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Damian M. (ratchet) Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
One of the best movies I have ever seen! This is how to make an action movie that keeps my attention. I laughed like crazy so I am sure I caused myself to miss many other funny goings-on as well. This writing/production team keeps upping the ante with their dialog - especially any scene that has Seth Rogen. Ive been a fan since Freaks and Geeks so its grand to see him going somewhere with his talents.
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Vanessa V. (sevenspiders) Reviewed on 2/25/2009...
When your under the influence everything's funny. Really really funny. You don't need an excuse to laugh at anything and everything, hilarity just naturally occurs. So of course, Pineapple Express must be ridiculously funny to watch high. But sober?...not so much.
The problem with Pineapple Express is that the writers seem to have forgotten to put any jokes in. They simply assume that pot equals comedy. Pot can certainly generate comedy (see Animal House) but pot for pot's sake is not comedy.
A lot of comedies take the low road and go for the foulest kind of joke imaginable (see Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay), a lot of comedies use low humor brilliantly (see Blazing Saddles), but Pineapple Express does neither. Along the "mad-cap" adventures of a hapless pair of stoners, nothing funny happens. The writers set their heroes on the path to comedy and then leave them to wander around in circles. Seth Rogen and James Franco do their best to create lovable, doofy, perpetually buzzed heroes, but in the end, the characters have nothing funny to do.
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Suzanne B. Reviewed on 1/10/2009...
Hilarious journey of pothead and dealer wanted by the bad guys. Fun to watch. Great action scenes.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Funniest Movie I've Seen In A Long Time
Gladys Finkelstein | Columbus, Oh | 12/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Saw this movie in the theater, and it was funny the whole way through. In my opinion, it wasn't like a normal pot movie, where people that don't smoke wouldn't enjoy it, it is funny for pretty much anyone. It's stupid funny sometimes, dark humor other times, smart and stupid, action and drama (a little bit), but all around hilarious. I laughed so hard I cried, and I felt it for days after--quite the ab workout! Definitely worth the money!"
Funniest Movie of 2008
M. Decker | Louisville, KY USA | 12/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this in the theatre and I wasn't high, but I did laugh all the way through, along with the rest of the audience. Probably most hilarious movie I've seen since "The 40-Year Old Virgin." I don't understand why this got shafted by critics' end of the year Top Ten Lists. I saw Tropic Thunder on several of those lists, and in my opinion "Pineapple" was way funnier than Ben Stiller's film. A good time will be had even if you don't smoke weed."
Will make you sick you laugh so hard
J. Bowman | 01/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think some reviewer's miss the point. The writer, director, etc. did everything with this movie that they intented to. They wanted to create a funny movie obviously, but they also wanted to make a point. Seth Rogen's character say's it best when Franco's character is offering him a hit and he doesn't want it, that they are not very functional when they are high and that's why they have got into so much trouble. The movie is funny, so funny I actually made myself sick to my stomach from laughing so hard.
James Franco has played his best part ever in my opinion, the sweet, sometimes a little clueless Saul. Then, sometimes he pulls it all together and you see a flash of the person through the haze of smoke. Endearing to the last line with a great smile.You think he has no idea of what Seth Rogen's character think's about him and then at one point he pull's out a list of everything Seth's character has said and not said, proving he's smarter than he appear's.
Seth Rogen stands out here as well, helped along by great lines and satiric wit. Don't even get me started on Red. He's like a cockroach, he can't be killed.
My favorite scene would have to be when they are in the wood's and freaking out over the forest creature's they think are waiting to get them. It was so hilarious I cried from laughing. But, I won't spoil it.
Best comedy I've seen in years. Recommended."
Decent if unspectacular comedy
Brian A. Schar | Menlo Park, CA United States | 06/09/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The ubiquitous Seth Rogen stars in yet another comedy, which is fine with me. Unlike a lot of comedies, this one actually delivers laughs. It's not hysterically funny, and there was less comedy than I would like. But, at least there were some funny bits. "Pineapple Express" suffers the same flaw as most comedies, in that it's too long. (I didn't watch the longer director's cut version, opting instead for the theatrical version.) 90 minutes is the magic number for a comedy; you had better have a good excuse for going over. This film did not. Chopping about 20 minutes out of this would have improved it immensely.
Seth Rogen plays himself, as always, and he's good at it. James Franco was fantastic, and his Golden Globe nomination was well-deserved. Ed Begley, Jr. got to play a character out of his normal range, and was really the comedic star of this film in the few scenes he was in.
As my wife perceptively noted, we were not the target demographic for this movie. I suspect a younger group would enjoy it more. Nonetheless, it's a least worth a rent, particularly if you don't go into it with high expectations."
VitaminZinc | Charleston, SC United States | 01/07/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just got this for Blu-Ray. Wouldn't start on my PS3 at all. It would get to the puffs of smoke and then reset, infinitely.
The fix for me was pretty easy. I just turned off Blu-Ray internet connection. Once I did that, it started up with no problem.
As far as the Blu-Ray is concerned, it's a basic comedy movie. There's really no reason to pick this up on Blu-Ray if you already have it in DVD. It's nice to have it look crisp and clear, but there's no need to double-dip.
As far as the content goes, I really enjoyed this movie. It's better the first time around. I've found that with each viewing some scenes lose their humor, but all-in-all, it's still a very hilarious movie. Keep in mind that this is a stoner comedy. You may not be into this if you're not into goofy, stoner humor. You've been warned."