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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town-a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes...

Starring:
Jason Bateman, Jane Lynch
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 44 minutes
Starring Jason Bateman, Jane Lynch, Seth Rogen, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Sigourney Weaver
Director Greg Mottola
Genres Comedy, Science Fiction
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release 13 June 2011
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 44 minutes
Starring Jason Bateman, Jane Lynch, Seth Rogen, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Sigourney Weaver
Director Greg Mottola
Genres Comedy, Science Fiction
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release 13 June 2011
Main languages English

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Format: Blu-ray
Greg Mottola's touch for comedy feels very different from Edgar Wright. Wright directed Pegg and Frost in their best loved movies such as 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz', and has a touch for the flashily absurd that was a little lighter and easier. Motola is very good, but his style feels a little more predictable and 'American'. However it's still a funny movie, and Pegg and Frost make great heroes with their natural banter and buddy chemistry.
I was very relieved by Seth Rogen's performance when they met 'Paul', as advertising had given the impression he'd be nothing but an unfunny stream of profanity and fart gags. Instead he's played as a rounded 'character' with a believable slacker personality and feelings. He gets some VERY funny profanity-studded lines, but it's not the one-gag performance that I feared, and he ends up very likeable.
Jane Lynch pops up in a great cameo, and fans of comic books and sci-fi films will be in heaven: the film not only embraces massive event Comic-Con with scenes set there, but is such a constant stream of in-jokes and references that it requires a second viewing just to keep up. Everything from 'Close Encounters', to the jailbreak scene in 'Star Wars' gets referenced and often cleverly quoted verbatim. The film-makers also make efforts to explain the resons behind the prevalence of alien 'grey' images in a scene that involves Rogen and Frost shouting hilarious dialogue at each other.
The pursuing Agency personnel are humourous if never hilarious, and there's a hell of a cameo from a major sci-fi star that's well worth the wait.
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Paul is an escaped alien from Area 51 or somewhere around there. He is hip, foul mouthed, and rude. Paul is picked up by two English SF nerds who are touring the US following Comic Book conventions and visiting "UFO" sites. Eventually they kidnap a born again woman named Ruth.

In order to fully appreciate the humor some basic knowledge of Star Trek, 2001, ET, Starman, X-files, Alien, and Close Encounters is required. My first laugh out loud moment came when they stopped at a gas station. As the two Brits were heading inside, Paul sticks his head out the window of the RV, bangs the side and yells, "Don't forget my Reese's Pieces!"

A must see for any Sci-Fi fan.

Foul language and sacrilegious. No nudity.
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Now anyone that watches Family Guy should really look at `Paul' the alien and think `Roger' from Family Guy. He smokes, drinks and walks round swearing and cracking jokes. I'm not saying the similarity is a bad thing, I'm just saying the similarity is there.
The story follows two geeks who are going to a massive sci-fi con in America, they are ordinary blokes with an unhealthy obsession with all things space like. On their pilgrimage they find a real live alien. It isn't anything they could have imagined, he isn't cute and fluffy, he isn't all seeing and knowing. He is clever and funny and really you can warm to him and his streetwise nature.
He is being hunted down, and the big boss of the super secret agency that keeps these things super secret Sigourney Weaver is absolutely superb! There are nods to so many sci-fi films in this movie and in the spirit of Hot Fuzz nodding to action and Shaun of the Dead nodding to zombies you get a true sense these guys love what they do, and it shows.
I had a lot of laughs watching this at the flicks and will be getting a copy on DVD because good films are a rarity these days.
Phone home baby!
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Graham and Clive are two likeable English nerds who, after a visit to geek-Mecca Comic Con, take a road trip to America's infamous UFO hotspots. En route they encounter and hide Paul, a real, live "grey" alien, who's on the run from the US government, who've been hiding him for 50 years. With the FBI in hot pursuit, Graham and Clive's road trip becomes a race against time to get Paul to the rendezvous so his people can take him home.

There's a lot to like about Paul. The gags are numerous and funny, and while there's nothing particularly new or unpredictable here, it's all pulled off with such charm and energy that you can forgive the film its faults. Seth Rogen is great as the intergalactic stoner Paul, and Kristen Wiig is also good value as the Christian who discovers the joys of pot and swearing. And of course, Pegg and Frost do their usual schtick; and we love them for it.

It's nice to imagine that 50 years from now, people will probably talk fondly of the handful of good-hearted bromance/buddy films starring Pegg and Frost, and even though Paul lacks the darkness and manic intensity of the best of them (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) it's still a trip worth taking.
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Graham and Clive are two science fiction-loving guys in America, who venture on a road trip across The States. On the way, they discover Paul, an alien who has been in hiding for 50 years. Clive and Graham bring Paul along on the rest of the road trip and stay at a trailer park for a few nights. Only to find the owner's daughter checking up on them the day that Clive and Graham stop there! She is blind in one eye, as she has been all her life, and her father, the proprietor, is incredibly strict with her. But she gets onto the RV with Graham, Clive and Paul for a week or so! Along the way, Paul manages to fix the girl's eyesight, which gives her a new lease of life!

This is the funniest part, in my opinion! After having her sight back, the girl begins to rebel and uses swear-words, which she has never even considered doing before. Although there is a fair amount of swearing, it is hilarious, even for kids.

I don't think that Paul is quite worthy of being age-rated 15,I think 12 or 12A would be more appropriate, as there are no sort of rude or sexual scenes, just some swearing!

Overall, I really enjoyed Paul; It brightened up my afternoon and I would happily watch it again and again! xxx
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