Lazy stoner Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver (James Franco): 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 (Rosie Perez) and the city’s most dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole), 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. –Official Site
David Gordon Green (born 9 April 1975) is an American filmmaker.
His films, which are usually coming-of-age tales set in small rural towns, have been categorized as belonging to the Southern Gothic tradition. Green’s dialog often has an obtuse, semi-poetic quality.
While in university, he made the two short films, Pleasant Grove and Physical Pinball, at the North Carolina School of the Arts prior to his feature film debut in 2000, the critically-acclaimed George Washington, which he both wrote and directed. He followed that in 2003 with All the Real Girls and Undertow in 2004. In 2007, Snow Angels, his first film created from a screenplay rather than his own writing, was adapted from a Stewart O’Nan novel. The film debuted at Sundance in January 2007 and stars Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale. It was released by Warner Independent Pictures.
Green was set to direct a film version of the John Kennedy Toole novel… read more
The body count is depressingly high: call me a panty-waist, but the villains in a comedy should be foiled, not slaughtered. It certainly has its moments, featuring one of the best car chases I've seen, and ending on a charming note, but much of the film coasts on the lazy premise that the mere presence of drugs, raunchy talk, and people being shot to death are a sufficient condition for humour.
It's as if the filmmaker and actors understood the connection between Hawksian dialogue and stoner revelry. Truly an exceptional comedy, well directed and brilliantly performed. The dialogue rhythms developed by Rogen, Franco and McBride actually deserve the title of genius. A Great Film.
These “bro-mances” are getting tiresome. The Apatow crew seems endlessly full of ideas, but I would love for them to do something that is consistent. There were some mild laughs scattered throughout… read review
I was fully prepared for this film to not be up to the usual Judd Apatow/Seth Rogen par. Since when I saw the exclusive sneak peek scene on the KNOCKED UP DVD was disappointingly not funny, but I still… read review
Franco totally inhabited his character. I still like Rogen though his performance got a little repetitive. Gary Cole and Rosie Perez were not villains that I wanted to see on screen more. They screamed… read review