Pineapple Express

Synopsis: Put this in your pipe and smoke it.

Ride high on the Pineapple Express, the outrageously hysterical blockbuster from Judd Apatow, the director and screenwriter of Knocked Up. A lazy stoner (Seth Rogen) is the sole witness to a murder by an evil drug lord (Gary Cole) and a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez). Marked for death, he runs for his life, dragging his dazed dealer (James Franco) and his supplier (Danny McBride) with him on a hilarious pot-fueled adventure. Directed by David Gordon Green. Screenplay by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg.

Pineapple Express 5.5

Maybe I needed to bust a bud (or two or three) to enjoy this buddy movie, but I found it dreadfully boring. I know it’s not the drug content that deterred from my enjoyment, since I’m a HUGE fan of The Big Lebowski (a superior film on all counts, imho). It’s something else.

I mean, it’s not a bad film, per se. Technically, it’s a well-made film; you can’t really complain about much. Except that the characters were neither engaging or endearing. I also found the laughs to be too few and far between – and the few weren’t clinchers, either! Plus it’s SO darned long (it’s almost two hours in length, which is a LOT for any comedy!).

I don’t know… I can’t knock it too much, ’cause it’s not really a horrible film. Maybe it just wasn’t my thing. Maybe I simply didn’t get it. I wish I had, though. But, as it stands, I don’t ever want to see this film again. Not unless I need something to help me doze off.

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