DVD Review: Pineapple Express

Ride High on the Pineapple Express, the outrageously hysterical blockbuster from Judd Apatow, the director and screenwriter of Knocked Up. A lazy stoner (Seth Rogen) is the sole witness to a murder by an evil drug lord (Gary Cole) and a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez). Marked for death, he runs for his life, dragging his dazed dealer (James Franco) and his supplier (Danny McBride) with him on a hilarious smokin’ adventure. Directed by David Gordon Green. Screenplay by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

When they called on director David Gordon Green (Snow Angels & Undertow) to make a stoner action/comedy with the likes of Seth Rogen, I was more than blown away. David Gordon Green, a master of drama storytelling, goes against the grain by making the exact opposite of his previous films.

Pineapple Express follows a man named Dale Denton, who as a subpoena server, doesn’t live a very exciting life. So when he accidentally witnesses a murder by a corrupt policeman, he has nowhere to run but to his marijuana dealer’s house. Now equipped with a partner, a buzz, and some weapons, Dale and Saul go on the run to prove what they saw and survive the night. This movie is full of cameos and big time players in smaller funny roles.

I was impressed that Pineapple Express had as much action in it as it did. It not only made us crack up laughing but kept us entertained with stunts throughout. I never thought I’d see James Franco in a role like this. On the other hand, Seth Rogen has pretty much been typecast into this type of role. He was similar in 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

If you’re looking for special features, check out the unrated version which comes with deleted and alternate scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, rehearsal footage, and so much more! It will keep you entertained for hours!

Review by Charlie Giltenboth

Grade: B
Official site: http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/pineappleexpress/
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