All Aboard Pineapple Express

Gory comedy could be a summer hit
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2008 11:09 AM CDT
Seth Rogen, left, and James Franco, right, attend a special screening of Pineapple Express in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.    (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
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(Newser) – A stoner comedy and action flick rolled into one, Judd Apatow’s Pineapple Express will entertain audiences looking for more of the good stuff from the Superbad crew, critics agree. “You don't have to be in an altered state to appreciate the ludicrous humor,” Claudia Puig writes in USA Today. “The laughs—mostly crude, profane, and drug-addled—are almost non-stop.”

As a drug dealer and his lazy client who run for their lives after witnessing a murder, James Franco and Seth Rogen “make an unlikely but appealing comic team,” Rafer Guzman writes in Newsday. The script, written by Rogen and his Superbad writing partner, Evan Goldberg, “is a trippy wonder,” Peter Travers writes in Rolling Stone, “if you don't get too attached to logic.”