Friday, January 23, 2009

Comedies I love Part I:Pineapple Express

Now I posted about this before but after watching this endless times already on blu-ray it has already slid into my top comedies list. The Plot is very simple, Dale Denton(played by Seth Rogen) is your everyday pothead who happens to be a process server and witnesses a murder while outisde his last client of the night. In a panic he drops his roach and Dale runs to Saul(played by James Franco) his pot dealer afraid that the culprits will connect the dots and trace him thanks to the rare form of smoke. The movie after becomes a series of misadventures for Dale and Saul. They become completely paranoid in the woods thinking the cops can track them by triangulating thier cell phones.They are involved in a house fight with Sauls bookie Red which invovles spitting, the tossing of a portable phone in the toilet, and a beating with a DUSTBUSTER of all things. How random can you get. Another hilarious scene involves Dale going to his High-School girlfriends house for dinner and making a fool of himself after which her Dad tries to shoot him and Saul gets stabbed with a fork. They also sell weed to middle- schoolers and are involved in a high speed cop chase . Its these kind of random action sequences that make this movie work so well. The other part that makes this movie work to a tee is the cast. Seth Rogen plays the stoner to perfection, right down from his laugh to some of his reactions. But he is not the saving grace in the movie,to me this belongs to James Franco. Who knew he could pull of a roll like this after spiderman. He is downright hilarious as Saul, the forgetful bookie. Some of the random and insane comments he come up with had me rolling. One of my favorite comments is him saying how he started selling drugs just to get his bubbe(grandma) into a good nursing home and that once shes finacially set he is going to become a civil engineer and design septics tanks for childrens playgrounds. He really made his character likeable and in the end you can't help but feel like he could be your friend. The other key member in the cast is Red(played by Danny R. McBride). He is almost as hilarious as Saul with some of his lines and sayings. But the image of him with his head duct-tapped was one of the funniest things i've seen in ages.

Some of my favorite quotes

-You just got killed by a Daewoo Lanos, motherfucker

-You, suck my balls. Two times!

-Look what I'm wearing. Kimono, dog. What're you wearing?

-It's almost a shame to smoke it. It's like killing a unicorn... with, like, a bomb.

-Man, listen, I would just appreciate it if both of y'all would take your shoes off. This is brand-new carpet. You're tracking mud in here. Matheson, you got British Knights on. I ain't seen anybody wear them since 1987-...

- Pandora can't go back into the box - he only comes out.

-Fuck Jeff Goldblum, man!

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