Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Purty Good


8.33/10

I had pretty high hopes going into this and I must say my expectations were almost met. I say almost because there were some slow moments and most of the action stuff wasn't that great. However, James Franco was by far the best part of the movie. Heath Ledger my ass, Franco nailed this shit. He plays the lovable drug dealer role to the T. Seriously though, how well can I possibly review this movie? I was fucking lit. If you buy it for what it is you won't be disappointed. It's essentially a buddy chick flick if that makes any sense. I will say Superbad is probably my favorite of all the Apatow flicks to date so take that for what it's worth. But this is definitely up there. Incidentally, a friend who I saw this with absolutely hated it. He literally tried to tell me it was a 1/10 maybe 1 .5/10. Get the fuck out of town. He shall remain nameless so he's not ridiculed and scorned in public. You might not love this like I thought I would but you'll laugh. Overall I was satisfied when I left the theater.

Also, bonus story. When we got to the theater they had the wrong name on the theater we were going to. It said X-files instead of Pineapple Express. So that led to a scene of about 20 stoners trying to figure out where to go in the middle of the hallway. Have you ever been to a theater where they fuck up like that? In all my years of going to the movies I've never seen that. They were totally fucking with us.

9 comments:

kenzappleexpress said...

this movie rocked the shit. anyone who didn't like it is a set-less killjoy. i am wise so take this as gospel. reuters, you're a friggin ass clown.

Will said...

is that all it takes to amuse you people, Franco giggling and tired weed jokes? 'High' point of the film was when Seth Rogen said he wanted to eat fruit roll ups...because he was high...get it?

If Seth Rogen just walks around and acts like you know he does in real life, but someones filming it, does that make it acting? What about if its the 4th movie in a row?

Fallon-gong, If i'm a clown then your ass is the big-top.

KenzappleExpress said...

yes we're all a bunch of low-brow humorists with zero standards for relating. i knew the man would suck you dry but i never imagined you'd recoil at well-timed anything.

i suppose most comics find their niche and work with it to make money. i supposed this would be considered SELLING OUT on some level. i won't taint your virgin ears with what that entails...oh, wait...

and you're so fucking wrong; the high point of the movie was when dale leaped from the overhead ledge to tackle ted. it's how my little sister used to "dive" and it never gets old.

Will said...

Seth Rogen isn't a comic. He got his start as a creep in Donnie Darko.

your favorite part was the shot from the preview? Cmon

Anonymous said...



"As it shifts genre gears and cranks up the noise, becomes disappointingly sober and self-serious. "-NYT

"The thing is so desultory and aimless that it seems like work to try to laugh at it." - Salon.com

It’s empty and formulaic, with plotting that’s lazy even by stoner-comedy standards. - New York Mag

"The movie's too long -- and the violence and mayhem are unexpectedly harsh and heavy" - Philadelphia Enq


"Guys, you're asking us to swallow a pot farce, a buddy thriller, an action parody, and a touching tale of two men on the run? You must be high." - Boston Globe

Chromeo said...

Oh oh oh!

KenzappleExpress said...
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KenzappleExpress said...

p.s. it's not like i'm defending 'you don't mess with the zohan' or some shit. the 30% of critics who didn't like this are entitled, but outnumbered. suck it.

KenzappleExpress said...

p.p.s. schwarzenegger got his start as conan the barbarian, what's your point vanessa.