Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Pineapple Express

Back to back nights for me of watching movies written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and the fellas score again. Pineapple Express (directed by David Gordon Green) is about a pot head (Rogen) and his dealer (James Franco) who are on the run when a major drug dealer goes after them after Rogen witnesses him killing a rival. Amber Heard (who I will draw in the near future) plays Rogen's girlfriend who is a high school student.

Having seen two Rogen/Goldberg flicks in subsequent days I noticed recurring themes: they have a fondness for homoerotic humor (there's a hilarious scene where Rogen and Franco try to escape from having their hands bound and end up in positions that look like they're having sex), male friendship is more important than the love of any woman ("bros before hos"), and they also set both their flicks in the town of Clark County (wherever the hell that is) where incompetent and/or corrupt cops seem to run rampant.

I like the two characters' idiocy and awkwardness in action such as when Franco has to kick out the windshield of a speeding car he is driving and gets his foot stuck instead. I would have liked to have seen that awkwardness applied to their use of guns in the big shoot out, but that's just a nitpick. The movie doesn't come out until next year so they might even reshoot that stuff. Whether they do or not, it's funny and worth watching.

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