Pineapple Express (2008)

Rated: R for pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and violence.
Length: 105 minutes
Grade: D+FDF=F
Budget: $27 million
Box Office: $101 million (87 U.S., 14 Intl.)

Written by: Seth Rogen (Drillbit Taylor, Superbad, Da Ali G Show), Judd Apatow (Zohan, Walk Hard, Knocked Up, Fun with Dick and Jane, 40 Year Old Virgin), and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Da Ali G Show)
Directed by: David Gordon Green (Snow Angels, Undertow, All the Real Girls)
Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Kevin Corrigan, Rosie Perez, and Ed Begley Jr.

Dale just wants to get high and serve his subpoenas, but when he witnesses a drug-related murder, he and his dealer find their lives endangered in the midst of a brutal drug war.

I suppose I could accuse Judd Apatow of making movies which promote marijuana use, but that would be like accusing Ted Kennedy of promoting liberalism or the NAACP of promoting the welfare of blacks. It’s not even an allegation, more just a statement of fact. And this is surely his most brazen version so far. Oh, I know, there’s this one scene where Rogen explains how they’re non-functional and do all the wrong things when they’re high, but that makes up for the whole movie about as much as Madonna mentioning the merits of marriage in a press conference atones for her entire career. But, as is so often the case with the movies this crowd makes, they just aren’t funny, which is a shame, since they have the capacity to be so hilarious. Unfortunately, not this time. By the way, just so you understand, Pineapple Express is a name for a certain brand of marijuana.
Overall Grade: F
Move along, there really is nothing to see here.

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