Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paul

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg have teamed up again.
This time they brought their goofy buddy comedies to American soil.
Paul is a story about two nerds road-tripping in the American southwest to see the legendary Area 51.
They happen upon a real alien, voiced by Seth Rogen.
A long string of odd bit parts by big names in the comedy world added to the usual goofiness of Pegg and Frost make for an enjoyable film that isn't as good overall as the duo's Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead, but they made the concept far better than it should have been.
When you think about two nerds in an RV and an animated alien romping through New Mexico, it doesn't sound like it could ever be good.
The script (written by Pegg and Frost) surprisingly brings a story that is more than just dick and fart jokes, which is what I kind of would have expected from the story idea and the director of Superbad.
It's a thoroughly enjoyable comedy that delivers far more than it should have, but falls short of the brilliant films in Pegg's past.
Paul gets a B-.

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