Friday, July 25, 2008

Pineapple Express

I got to see a special preview of Pineapple Express last night with the director, David Gordon Green, who also directed the amazing "All The Real Girls."

It was fantastic. Apatow produced, and written by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg - choosing David Gordon Green as a director is an interesting choice. He directs heartfelt indie dramas. It was a perfect perspective to add to comedy.



Anyhow about the movie - this is a movie about friendships. Fun friendships. It's not really about pot so much as it shows how fun and important the bond is between people - whether it's our stars, the bad guys, or a drug lord and his cop girlfriend - it's all about how fucking awesome buddies are. And not just any buddies - the buddies you can really get into some shit with.

The jokes are fantastic - the acting is phenomenally natural from the whole cast. God I love James Franco. The combination of suspense and violence in the movie had me at the edge of my seat leaving me completely vulnerable and submissive to all of their amazing jokes. They took everything far and went all out - but they didn't just do all these gross out jokes. There was some grossness but it wasn't that cheap Ben Stiller shit we've been accustomed to seeing.

I LOVED IT.

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RELATED LIST TIME!

My Favorite Comedy Movies of All Time (in no order):
Wet Hot American Summer
Superbad
Pineapple Express
Old School
Knocked Up
40 Year Old Virgin
The Jerk
Ghostbusters
Annie Hall
Office Space
Slackers
Billy Madison/Happy Gillmore (same movie)
Wayne's World
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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