(Very) Early and (Very) Positive Reports on Apatow's New Stoner Action Comedy

How can you not wanna see a movie called The Pineapple Express?

by | July 19, 2007 | Comments

Are you a big fan of the Judd Apatow posse yet? The guys who gave you The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and the upcoming Superbad? Well, good news. Some early reports are out on The Pineapple Express, and they’re pretty positive.

Produced by Apatow, written by Seth Rogen, and directed by David Gordon Green (!?!), the action comedy focuses on a stoner (Rogen) and a weed dealer (James Franco) who have to go on the run when they come across some crooked cops. (Also on board are Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Amber Heard, and James Remar.

Yes, David Gordon Green (the young man who gave you All the Real Girls and Undertow) is now directing a stoner action comedy. Awesome.

Apparently there were some early test screenings last night, and AICN has some of the reactions. I just did some quick-scanning, but here’s a few snippets:

“What’s important here is that Rogen and Goldberg’s conversational, geekish humor blends really well with the generally overloaded action pieces.”

-and-

“Pineapple Express is a thousand times better then the recent crop of pot comedies like Harold & Kumar. I’d actually compare it something like Strange Brew, but I love that movie to an unhealthy degree.”

And then Devin Faraci over at CHUD.com gives us a run-down on the screening itself. Regarding the movie he saw, it “would easily be a contender for my 2007 top ten list if it came out this year. This isn’t just a good movie, this is a great movie.” Very cool.

Also on tap for the Apatow gang is John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox in Walk Hard, a “musical biopic” comedy that I cannot wait to see.

Source: AICN, CHUD.com

Tag Cloud

FX on Hulu versus Grammys halloween GoT Teen Heroines justice league Columbia Pictures Christmas Reality talk show dc BAFTA adaptation Awards Tour historical drama Fox Searchlight comiccon Emmy Nominations Writers Guild of America children's TV Arrowverse cults Amazon Prime Video Calendar mission: impossible TLC Hear Us Out Vudu E! hispanic reboot Fall TV CNN Premiere Dates 2019 Disney streaming service japanese cancelled TV shows DC streaming service comics discovery TruTV Extras dceu space Thanksgiving mockumentary TCA Awards christmas movies Martial Arts Chernobyl 007 Best and Worst Travel Channel 2020 Year in Review Rock films Cosplay werewolf Mary Tyler Moore true crime black Creative Arts Emmys die hard cartoon New York Comic Con Comics on TV 2015 NBC YA TCA Horror HBO Max Marvel cancelled television YouTube Red Summer ESPN Lionsgate Reality Competition Mudbound cats Tarantino CBS crossover 24 frames Pet Sematary a nightmare on elm street Box Office video on demand Sundance Now blaxploitation singing competition based on movie golden globes Tomatazos doctor who strong female leads Mary poppins Cannes Epix child's play spanish language stop motion vampires Shondaland crime Family witnail Awards ABC Family DC Comics MTV Nat Geo Certified Fresh best miniseries Photos Ghostbusters Stephen King FX Sundance video Star Trek Star Wars documentary quibi binge independent TCM Esquire TNT Music game show Baby Yoda Schedule Western Pride Month casting zombie Syfy fast and furious NYCC docudrama revenge cops Amazon Studios Funimation theme song festivals TV A&E boxoffice BBC One social media TCA 2017 First Reviews Musical stand-up comedy spider-man Warner Bros. dark Musicals CW Seed indie Disney Channel Marvel Studios FOX AMC rotten movies we love Ellie Kemper award winner series thriller Nickelodeon Women's History Month CBS All Access BET BBC America adventure The Witch jamie lee curtis medical drama Anna Paquin Infographic Winter TV Countdown Amazon nfl GIFs facebook BBC cooking ABC Lifetime rt archives satire cancelled PlayStation biography Peacock Paramount mutant Set visit twilight south america ITV disaster worst movies A24 Holiday Podcast aliens comic james bond robots screen actors guild El Rey Lucasfilm concert crime thriller Paramount Network Binge Guide Spectrum Originals sitcom Valentine's Day worst OWN Hallmark Christmas movies The Academy Comic Book Oscars news ratings sequels Marvel Television dragons 20th Century Fox Apple dogs Walt Disney Pictures Netflix Christmas movies Watching Series unscripted anthology Rom-Com Spring TV Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ID superhero Holidays Amazon Prime Starz canceled TCA Winter 2020 Comedy Central Crackle zombies YouTube Captain marvel Mindy Kaling Comedy SundanceTV Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Drama Discovery Channel USA Network Academy Awards SDCC OneApp Turner deadpool Apple TV Plus Opinion Brie Larson Pirates Bravo Showtime Disney+ Disney Plus remakes Election Pop LGBT Biopics sports Trophy Talk IFC Films President Toys Adult Swim zero dark thirty foreign hollywood Quiz transformers spain The Arrangement movies period drama documentaries teaser VH1 VOD boxing ghosts Elton John tv talk hist critics asian-american obituary DirecTV Lifetime Christmas movies APB directors psycho First Look comic books festival Acorn TV TBS HBO Go spinoff TIFF nbcuniversal TV Land Polls and Games travel Black Mirror American Society of Cinematographers emmy awards FXX scorecard Film Festival Turner Classic Movies Television Academy 2017 The CW indiana jones Video Games Cartoon Network Kids & Family scary movies italian natural history Nominations Rocketman Logo australia Alien canceled TV shows Super Bowl finale venice Apple TV+ Disney criterion elevated horror IFC Dark Horse Comics Marathons Emmys Hallmark free movies Film kids harry potter renewed TV shows universal monsters halloween tv anime YouTube Premium fresh 21st Century Fox joker rotten 71st Emmy Awards E3 Trivia richard e. Grant politics police drama 2018 RT History classics Crunchyroll Rocky Sony Pictures football Trailer spanish The Walking Dead dramedy MCU 2016 Tumblr Fox News Food Network LGBTQ romantic comedy nature franchise Avengers Black History Month Superheroes diversity Freeform The Purge what to watch Animation sequel RT21 chucky 4/20 SXSW Sneak Peek french Sundance TV BET Awards Pixar X-Men DC Universe archives war San Diego Comic-Con romance Sci-Fi 99% Winners Masterpiece WarnerMedia Country Song of Ice and Fire toy story reviews television Universal science fiction GLAAD DGA book game of thrones Netflix Classic Film Interview USA movie 72 Emmy Awards Shudder National Geographic breaking bad Television Critics Association Spike supernatural parents Disney Plus WGN PaleyFest TV renewals crime drama Character Guide MSNBC animated 45 CMT green book HBO all-time PBS Endgame comedies name the review Superheroe technology Fantasy political drama Ovation toronto VICE cancelled TV series stoner latino slashers Britbox Red Carpet composers laika Hulu Action History cars Pop TV streaming See It Skip It Tubi Mary Poppins Returns sag awards cinemax Mystery blockbuster screenings psychological thriller serial killer spy thriller batman