Action Comedy - This is more than just the stoner comedy it's being sold as--it's
also an often brutal and violent action film. This is definitely one
aimed at the young male crowd. Those offended by constant drug use,
nonstop profanity, and frequent brutal violence had best steer clear.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; well over 30 S-words; 3 GD's; many others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings; brutal beatings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Non-stop pot smoking; some alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: Chases, fights, explosions, shootouts. COMEDY: Drug humor; physical gags; wisecracks and banter.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 97 moviegoers:
TEENS:Teens, both male and female, LOVED "PINEAPPLE EXPRESS." Since most rated it either "Fantastic" or "Excellent," and virtually no one disliked it, I highly recommend "Pineapple Express."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Great reviews from the guys! Only a small percentage rated it as low as "Good/Average." Everyone else loved it! As for the ladies, just over half truly enjoyed it, rating it "Very Good," or higher. Fortunately, all the remaining reviews are "Good/Average," which isn't great but it still indicates a movie they enjoyed, at least to some degree.
ADULTS:Very mixed reviews, to say the least. Roughly half enjoyed it but their reviews certainly aren't great. The remaining half either didn't enjoy it much or actually hated it. Not recommended.
Lazy stoner Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver (James Franco): to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop (Rosie Perez) and the city's most dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole), he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him. And it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia; incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express.