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Rated R · 104 minutes · 2011

Adventure, Comedy, Science fiction
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost write and co-star in this funny ode to sci-fi movies and road films. They play two British tourists visiting American UFO sites who stumble upon an alien named Paul (the voice of Seth Rogen) running from the government. Paul jumps in their RV, and they head for his original landing site, with agent types chasing them. Kristen Wiig joins the party as a fundamentalist Christian who manages an RV camp and learns to swear. Jason Bateman, Joe Lo Truglio and Bill Hader are all good as the agents giving chase. This is not as funny as past Pegg/Frost efforts, like Shaun of the Dead, but it’s funny enough, and also quite moving. It’s essentially a love letter to the likes of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, with plenty of pop-culture references and the inclusion of some rather famous sci-fi movie landmarks.


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Official Site: www.whatispaul.com
Director: Greg Mottola
Producer: Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Liza Chasin, Debra Hayward and Robert Graf
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, Jane Lynch, David Koechner, Sigourney Weaver, Jesse Plemons, Jeffrey Tambor, Nelson Ascencio and Steven Spielberg

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Boise Weekly The Projector Bradley Cooper as an overachieving junkie, Matthew McConaughey as a lawyer again and aliens try their hands at comedy, it's all at the movies. by James Ady 03/18/2011
Charleston City Paper Paul feels like a guest who’s overstayed his welcome Paul is unfortunately geared toward the lowest common denominator, coasting on an endless battery of schoolyard jokes. by Felicia Feaster 03/16/2011
Creative Loafing Atlanta Hollywood Product: Paul Big-name actors can't make up for Paul's lazy plot by Curt Holman 03/18/2011
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Colorado Springs Independent '80s invasion: Paul Though Paul does earn some good laughs, the filmmakers are so immersed in nostalgic rapture that they don't seem to care if a reference to an E.T. ripoff is likely to inspire blank stares. by Scott Renshaw 03/17/2011
Portland Mercury On the Road The little gray alien brought some weed! Thanks, Paul! by Erik Henriksen 03/17/2011
East Bay Express Paul One type of alien meets another in a desert blooming with laughs. 03/16/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Limitless, The Lincoln Lawyer, Paul 03/17/2011
NUVO Ed reviews "Paul" This foul-mouthed slacker comedy is darn likable you gloss over the tepid jokes and sloppy pacing. by Ed Johnson-Ott 03/18/2011

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