August 23, 2008

Pineapple Express

pineappleexpressThe latest product from (Judd) Apa-Town is a perfect fit for the typical Apa-Townie style- loose, silly, and assembled from the funniest bits culled from "improv" riffing. The movie had a very organic feel, in direct contrast with Tropic Thunder, which was tight, too smart, and overly constructed. It's not as quotable as Apato-nnected movies like Anchorman or Talladega Nights, mainly because in Express, all the characters talk simultaneously. I noticed that all the hardcore marijuana jokes drew lots of laughter from a certain segment of the crowd, in the back right corner of the theater. We were all a little surprised at how violent the movie was, but it was hard to stay shocked amongst all the silliness. One character is shot and loses part of his ear. Actually, he doesn't lose the part-- he manages to keep the chunk which got shot off-- but the part isn't attached anymore! (At the Somerville Theater with my wife plus Mandy, Amy, Adam, and two beers inside me!)