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Pineapple Express [UMD Mini for PSP]

Seth Rogen , James Franco , David Gordon Green    Suitable for 15 years and over   UMD Mini for PSP
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny R. McBride, Kevin Corrigan, Craig Robinson
  • Directors: David Gordon Green
  • Producers: Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Jan 2009
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001L4I2KY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,427 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The latest bro-mance from team Apatow (the guys who brought us Superbad, Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Pineapple Express is the story of Dale Denton (Seth Rogan, Zack and Miri Make a Porno) and Saul Silver (James Franco, Spider-Man 3), a pothead and his dealer who accidently get caught up in a drug war between two gangs with some corrupt cops, high-school girls and small-time henchmen thrown in for good measure. At its core, Pineapple Express is a stoner comedy--a tale of two semi-slow giggling and loveable idiots in way over their heads--this formula has made for some entertaining comedy over the years, Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke and Dave Chappell's Half Baked being two of the best examples. What sets Pineapple Express apart from these silly classics however, is the consistency of the humor, the perfect chemistry between Rogan and Franco and the giddily ridiculous action sequences (and the fact that even mild intoxication is not required to enjoy the humour). The movie retains the sweetness that is present in most of Apatow's films, making the characters’ poor choices and ultra-violent actions somehow justifiable, or at least relatable. The site gags, pop-culture references and perfectly timed non-sequiturs only enhance the hilarity. Director David Gordon Green, known mostly for the understated and reflective films George Washington and All the Real Girls, seemed like an odd choice for such a raucous and over-the-top comedy, but it turns out Green's stamp is all over this film (as is his long-time cinematographer, Tim Orr) who together manage to turn Pineapple Express into much more than the sum of its parts. --Kira Canny

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Comedy starring Seth Rogen, who also wrote the screenplay in collaboration with Judd Apatow and Evan Goldberg. Dale Denton (Rogen) is a stoner with a mundane courthouse job that enables him to indulge his habit to his heart's content. He regularly visits his dealer, Saul Silver (James Franco), who has recently been supplying him with a rare new strain of weed called Pineapple Express. When Dale inadvertently becomes the sole witness of a murder by a bent cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and leaves his Pineapple Express-filled joint at the crime scene. When he realises that the weed variety is so rare that it can be traced directly back to him and only him, he and Saul are forced to go on the run - if they can get it together, that is...

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly loveable 12 Jan 2009
I really, really love this movie. I don't know why, I'm not a stoner and I'm not the worlds biggest fan of dumb comedy movies, although I do quite enjoy them. I loved the characters, I loved the way it was written and filmed. I thought it was hilarious and a real quality movie, not the same old bull. My friends all seem to think it is fantastic too, we'll be buying about three copies between us at least. I think it is my favourite movie of 08, which is wierd, but there we are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chemistry of two lead roles 3 Oct 2010
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What makes this film brilliant is the chemistry between Seth Rogen and James Franco. It's one of the best I've seen in any film. It is so good it over rides the slim plot line and silly ending, just brilliant!! this type of chemistry cannot be created or copied it just happens every now and then in a few films. For example dude where's my car was a rubbish film because that X factor was missing between the two lead roles. I've lost count on how many times I've seen this film. Excellent 5/5
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes you just don’t get it 1 April 2014
I’m writing this review after my second viewing if ‘Pineapple Express.’ I watched it a couple of years ago and seemed to completely forget what it was all about. The reason I’ve watched it again is because I’m a big fan of Seth Rogen (and Judd Apatow’s style of film-making in general), plus I’m not bothered by the fact that a film can be about losers/stoners. Therefore, I really thought I must have missed something on my first viewing.

Sadly, as far as I’m concerned, I wasn’t wrong. This film really isn’t very good. And, when I say ‘good,’ I basically mean funny. I laughed about once (out loud) throughout the whole hour and forty minutes (which us unusual when I watch a Rogen/Apatow collaboration). No matter how much I tried, I just couldn’t ‘get’ it. It’s about two pot-smoking stoners who end up getting chased by killers/drug dealers. However, the ‘chase’ largely involves Seth Rogen and James Franco screaming a lot and then running round in circles (occasionally slapping each other/someone else).

Again, my verdict is simply that it’s not funny. The two central characters are annoying and not that relatable to, therefore I don’t really care that much if the mob catches up with them and kills them, or they just get away.

So, that’s my verdict – Pineapple Express is an average ‘comedy’ at best. However, it’s worth noting that the majority of people must have seen something in it that I’ve missed, as it’s (currently) rated a pretty impressive 7.0 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database. Guess I’m in the minority here on this one then.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite films! :) 11 Oct 2009
Although this Is one of my favourite films for it's hilarity, it's not suitable for some due to the violent nature and drug references. Worth watching though on all account!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Comedy 7 May 2009
Unfortunately I missed this one at the cinema and only picked it up a few weeks ago. Wasn't sure what to expect before watching this film, weather it was going to be another distinctly average American comedy or an absolute gem, which I believe it is. The plot, simple, a man, his drug dealer and a murder... the script pure genius! The true comedy lies in the actors, Seth Rogan playing Dale and James Franco playing Saul. You can feel the chemistry between the pair, making the whole journey so much more enjoyable and exciting. For me this is James Franco's best performance, I literally could not stop laughing him. His portrayal of Saul the pot dealer, who just wants friendship, is outstanding. His mannerism and throwaway comments really make this film. The tension and frustration inflicted on Dale caused by Saul's pure stupidity makes for some very entertaining viewing. If you want to laugh watch this film!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brilliant 9 Jan 2009
The outline of the film is about slacker Dale Denton (Seth Rogan) being in the wrong place at the wrong time, by witnessing a murder. Not know what to do, he goes to see Saul Silver (James Franco) who has been Dale's pothead new dealer for the last couple of months. The two of them go on the run getting themselves into funny and sometimes ridiculous situations along the way. Stopping every now and then to have a smoke. In the short time the two of them are on the run, they go from just being simply customer and dealer to become the best of friends. As the film goes on they try to get themselves out of trouble. But as the two of them don't have a clue what they are doing, they end up getting caught in the middle of a drug war between two gangs. All they can do is dodge the bullets and try to save each other lives.

Pineapple Express was one of the best films of last year. I've been waiting for the dvd ever since I saw this at the cinema. Seth Rogan and James Franco put in superb performances, Seth Rogan is his usual brilliantly hilarious self. James Franco, who I'd only ever seen in the Spiderman films as Harry, was amazingly funny and I hope he decides to do more comedy roles in the future. The two of them worked extremely well together.

But for me, I predominantly enjoyed all the one liners that seem to come from the supporting cast. I was laughing from start to finish. The fight and action scenes were exceptionally funny and had me crying with laughter. This is one of the must-see films of the year.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
What can i say - brilliant and the funniest film i have ever watched
Published 1 day ago by Vanessa
5.0 out of 5 stars grade A entertainment
One of the best films for entertainment.
Published 16 days ago by Devastator06
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
worth a watch
Published 1 month ago by matt275
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC
I absolutely love this film, it may be because I'm a massive fan of Seth Rogan but it's definitely one to watch...great price too
Published 3 months ago by Cerys Gulley
5.0 out of 5 stars favourite movie since first watch in 2009
best movie in the world, I loved the first time I watched it and it made me love most seth rogen movies.
Published 4 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have in collection
Arrived quick very very happy and would recommend to anyone who is getting a DVD library a must have film
Published 4 months ago by S. cushnahan
5.0 out of 5 stars Pineaple Express
Good. It was what I expected. Quick delivery and good Blu-Ray. Value for money and I have had lots of viewing time from this.
Published 4 months ago by JIF
1.0 out of 5 stars Needlessly violent
A good formula -- Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen -- but this isn't very funny and is needlessly violent and over-long. Avoid!
Published 6 months ago by Brian_OWC
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great movie at great price. It arrived on time very quickly. It was in good condition but the the DVD was loose in the case and caused minor scratches, but didn't affect it badly. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Banksey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I love Seth Rogen and I was always advised to watch this, it didn't disappoint. It's entertaining and funny; a good film.
Published 8 months ago by Joadz
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