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Paul 2010

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For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul 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 and Clive Gollings.

Starring:
Seth Rogen, Simon Pegg
Runtime:
1 hour, 43 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Comedy
Director Greg Mottola
Starring Seth Rogen, Simon Pegg
Supporting actors Nick Frost, Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Format: DVD
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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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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Format: DVD
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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Very funny movie.
Liked it a lot. The movie had an excellent written screenplay and had me in laughs throughout its running time.
The movie has very light hearted fun and can be thoroughly enjoyed with the whole family.
I would definitely recommend this film and it deserves at least one time watch.
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Format: DVD
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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