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Pineapple Express (2008) - Movie Details

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Action Comedy
111 min.
Release Date
August 6, 2008
DVD Release Date
January 6, 2009 (Buy on Amazon)
Running Time
111 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and violence

Next summer, the guys who brought you Superbad reunite for the action-comedy "Pineapple Express." 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... Full synopsis »

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Review by Robert Bell (B)

The title, Pineapple Express, refers to a strain of marijuana that is "so rare, that smoking it is like killing a unicorn."  In fact, if smoked, one might be inclined to look up things on the internet, talk about how hard it is to be cool and watch episodes of 227 (yes, that show with Jackee).  The film - while nothing particularly special - succeeds in making the usually oblique and inaccessible (to those who aren't under the influence) stoner comedy engaging to a wider (read sober) audience.  While it will surely be appreciated more by potheads, the bizarre logic and chaotic happenings are kept relatively grounded in reality by indie director David Gordon Green's candid, matter-of-fact technique. Full movie review »

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