Pineapple Express

Theatrical Release: August 6, 2008
Pineapple Express


On their way to becoming self-actualized adults, a duo of delinquent dudes find themselves stymied by unfortunate habits. But when stuck-in-neutral process server Dale Denton (Rogen) inadvertently witnesses a drug-related murder, he and his bud Saul (Franco) find that sometimes the motivation you need to make something of your life is a mob of fugitives hunting you down.

Dove Review

This is a really dumb film that I’m sure will become a cult classic with some of the young crowd. The entire film is centered on two characters that smoke dope all the time and then find themselves getting into trouble. Duh! I could not relate to this type of humor but there must have been some folks in the audience who could because they were laughing pretty hard at times.

“Pineapple Express” is an over-the-top violent, vulgar film that is not very entertaining. I pretty much lost track of the amount of obscenities and profanities because they are continuous throughout the film. Certainly families will want to “pick” something other than “Pineapple” this week at the theaters.

Content Description

Sex: Some sexual "humor" with two males.
Language: F-133; S-47; B-4; GD-2; JC-2; J-1; A-17; H-6; Slang for both male and female genitals-4
Violence: Man's ear bitten off; man’s ear shot off; many shootings with blood everywhere; man gets stabbed with a fork; man beaten up.
Drugs: Marijuana smoking throughout the entire film.
Nudity: None
Other: The two main characters sell pot to school children.


Company: Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Writer: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Producer: Judd Apatow
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 112 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Dave Lukens