Sunday, March 20, 2011


Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, and the voice of Seth Rogen as Paul

Directed by Greg Mottola

Release Dates:

14 February 2011 (2011-02-14) (United Kingdom)

18 March 2011 (2011-03-18) (United States)
A love letter to Science Fiction, comic books, and Steven Spielberg movies. Paul is a gleefully hilarious movie starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as the Graeme and Clive, two British geeks traveling across Amcerica at all the Alien landmarks, hoping to come across the real thing. Soon, a little green man named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has stumbled in front of their RV asking for their help to return home. Soon, the trio are followed by Special Agent Zoil (Bateman) and two inept cops (Hader and Lo Truglio).

Co-Screenwriters Pegg and Frost are without, for the first time, without frequent collaborator Edgar Wright. While Wright was off writing and directing Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Pegg and Frost co-wrote and starred in Paul. As with Shaun of the Dead, Spaced, and Hot Fuzz, Pegg and Frost continue to showcase their wonderfully complex and hilarious "bromance" between the characters they play. It is unfortunate, then, that the rest of the human characters are not as fully developed as Graeme and Clive. I had just wished that Ruth hadn't been such an obvious caricature of anti-evolutionists or that the antigonists our bumbling heroes come across were less two-dimensional. However, Paul the alien is a wonderfully humorous, if somewhat lewd, character makes the film a joy to watch. Also, I have to give it up to Seth Rogen for making Paul into a funny, even somber character that makes you relate to his dilemma.

Rating: * * * * of 5

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