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'Pineapple Express' R-Rated Trailer Good Even Non-Stoned


The stoner-buddy-action-comedy genre is not, inherently, a good one. When someone likes weed enough to write an entire movie about being stoned, there's an implication that they were most likely stoned while writing it, meaning there's a good chance the jokes are only funny when stoned. (e.g., in stoned reality, it's f***ed up how birds can fly! In reality reality, birds: not f***ed up.)

I have no evidence whether or not Superbad writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were stoned while writing Pineapple Express, but after seeing this trailer, I can safely say it doesn't matter. It pretty much looks really, really good--funny, action-filled, and includes that laugh where you just make a noise. Along with producer Judd Apatow, these guys had already proven their talent, but bringing along indie-favorite David Gordon Green for directorial duties has added a level of naturalism reminiscent of vintage Ivan Reitman.

Highly recommended for viewing, and it's below the cut. (Thanks to everyone who sent this.)

  • March 13, 2008
    I've already professed my unbridled enthusiasm for the Seth Rogen/James Franco action-buddy-stoner-comedy Pineapple Express, so I won't continue assaulting you with reasons this is one of the few summer films I have genuine expectations for. Suffice to say, there's a new traile... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2008
    Looks like producer Judd Apatow (who I'm only familiar with as a nameless "guy" who brought me something else) is sticking with the tried and true "here's someone's head" model of poster design for Pineapple Express. Placing this side-by-side with the Knocked Up poster gives yo... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2007
    Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen continue their tradition of making funny things to watch with Pineapple Express, a jaunt into the world of stoner buddy action comedy. This clip looks funny enough, but it seems pretty slow-paced for something being called an action comedy. Unless it'... / Continue →
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