FINALLY. A comedy that I don’t absolutely despise. Did I love Pineapple Express? No, but it was better than the majority of contemporary comedy.
Directed by David Gordon Green and starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, the story centers around two men, Dale and Saul, (Rogen and Franco) who accidentally witness a murder that is executed by Saul’s marijuana dealer’s boss. They then have to run for their lives, with hilarity and chaos ensuing.
I loved the chemistry between Rogen and Franco. They truly acted like two best friends, and you could tell that they had an incredible amount of fun filming. Supporting turns from Craig Robinson, Rosie Perez, Danny McBride, and Gary Cole add a few chuckles to the film. Amber Heard didn’t really impress me in this film, though. She felt like the typical throw-away girlfriend character.
The cinematography was actually really well done, and I chuckled a few times during the film. Is the story amazing? No. is it fun? Yes.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised and entertained by Pineapple Express. From a woman who is jaded with the comedy genre, it made me giggle, and I had fun. If you’re looking for a smarter comedy, give this a try.