Paul

Paul

DVD - 2011
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"This is a well-made, well-plotted and sensitive movie."--San Francisco Chronicle
"...in celebration of what the Spielbergian cosmos is all about."--Entertainment Weekly
"Smashing fun."--Rolling Stone
Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland. There they meet a smart-aleck alien, Paul, who takes them on an insane road trip. As they struggle to return Paul home, the little green man might just take the outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

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mMat
May 02, 2018

in the words of the Late, GREAT.. Simon Pegg ..

★ the SKY is a NEIGHBORHOOD ★

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gingin1972
Jan 31, 2018

Good movie enjoyed it!

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Good movie, lots of respect paid to other alien movies!

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jeffi22
Jan 20, 2018

Not bad, I guess it was a parody of sci-fi/comic scene which I don't really know about. Good casting and dialogue, plot was a little eh and some of chase seems seem to drag on/redundant

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Jul 22, 2016

Definitely good for a laugh, but it's a pity we can't make a movie these days without some kind of poor language.

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BlueHippo
Jan 31, 2016

kind of fun-a little juvenile - I could have done with less of the potty-mouth stuff. But ti was cute and had some really funny moments

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johng1998
Oct 18, 2014

best movie iv seen in a long time

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Ladrumma
Sep 25, 2014

This was a hilarious film! It's profane so if you've got a thing about curse words and such, better stay away. But this is the funniest version of ET imaginable -- and it even has Kristin Wiig in it!
I just loved it! (In case you're thinking that this kid of "vulgar" sci-fi flick is just for youngsters, I'm 72 years old.)

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tenet
May 07, 2014

Rated 2/10.

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looper46
Jan 10, 2014

"lots of reference to classic sci-fi" thats right ctharri...Did you catch the music being played when they went into that bar 3/4s of the way thru the movie? How about the movie marquee went they are in the town where they went into the bar? I thought it had some funny minutes,but my wife did not. I'm immature, I guess. Lots of "tongue in cheek" stuff.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Agent Zoil: Pleasure to meet you boys. You did a hell of a job.

Clive Gollings: Thank you, Agent Zoil.

Agent Zoil: Please call me Lorenzo.

Clive Gollings, Graeme Willy: Lorenzo Zoil?

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Paul: This is America. Kidnapping a Christian is worse than harboring a fugitive.

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Ruth Buggs: So everything that I have been told my whole life, is just a big fat lie? Do you know how that feels?
Graeme Willy: Look. Just because your truth, isn't the true truth, doesn't mean there is no truth, Ruth.
Ruth Buggs: That's easy for you to say.
Graeme Willy: It's really not.

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Ruth Buggs: Well ain't that a bag of tits.

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Graeme Willy: How come I can understand you? Are you using some neural language router?
Paul: Actually I'm speaking English you f**king idiot!

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Clive Gollings: They're going to rape us and break our arms!
Graeme Willy: I don't want my arms broken.

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Ruth Buggs: You bet your hairy love-eggs!

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Graeme Willy: Whats the matter Clive?
Clive Gollings: There is an alien in the kitchen making bagels and coffee.
Graeme Willy: Did you want tea?
Clive Gollings: No, I don't want tea!
Graeme Willy: Right, because tea is weird in America.

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Graeme Willy: You are an alien!
Paul: To you I am, yes.
Graeme Willy: Are you gonna probe us?
Paul: *Why* does everyone always assume that? What am I doing? Am I harvesting farts? How much can I learn from an ass?

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Clive Gollings: It's not fat, it's power!

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grunnychan
Jun 09, 2014

grunnychan thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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mendelbrot_nebulae
Sep 14, 2013

mendelbrot_nebulae thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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erica1996
Apr 02, 2013

erica1996 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Blue_Parrot_54
Mar 21, 2012

Blue_Parrot_54 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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animal74
Mar 05, 2012

animal74 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

tgw7755 Sep 04, 2011

tgw7755 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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animal74
Mar 05, 2012

Coarse Language: Lots of swearing, sexual innuendo, and crude humor

DanniOcean Dec 22, 2011

Violence: a bit of gore, some blood spatters, an animal has a spaceship crash on it (all with comic tone, not cruel)

DanniOcean Dec 22, 2011

Other: scenes of smoking tobacco and marijuana

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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DanniOcean Dec 22, 2011

In other hands, this charming comedy spoof of all things Alien might have resembled a hackneyed episode of the X-Files. But since that was already done by, well, the last X-Files movie, the British duo that brought us the zombie spoof Shaun of the Dead decided to take another tack. Or Trek, as the case may be. Instead, this is a great buddy road-trip adventure, in the same vein as the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope Road movies, with swearing instead of the singing. The DVD contains both the R-rated theatrical release and the unrated version – there is little difference between the two but the unrated has some unedited scenes and a bit more potty-mouth (especially when Kristin Wiig enters the picture).
Pegg and Frost play Graeme and Clive, two sci-fi geeks who have gone on holiday to the US to attend Comic-con and travel the Extraterrestrial Highway of the South West (it is real, you can Google it). They plan to take in all the sites – Area 51, the Black Mail Box, etc – but their plans are literally sideswiped when they have their own close encounter with Paul, a smart-alec, bird-eating, slacker of an alien who is on the run from the Feds; one of whom is played by the tightly-lipped and droll Jason Bateman. Over 300 animators brought the CG alien to near-life, and Seth Rogen gives him voice with heavy doses of sarcasm and swearing. There are homages to every sci-fi flick you can imagine but only a true aficionado will be likely to pick up on them all unless one listens to the DVD commentary on the theatrical version. There are as many celebrity cameos as there are sci-fi winks (that really is Stephen Spielberg’s voice), and the soundtrack by David Arnold takes you from a gentle cross-country landscape to suspenseful to zany in nanoseconds. There is profanity, some gore, and a lot of crudeness, but Paul is a funny little grey man, and Pegg and Frost are masters of understated comedy. I do not know how I missed seeing this at the theatre; it must be the ultimate sleeper movie hit of 2011. And I’m sorry if you liked the X-Files, but apparently Agent Mulder was Paul’s idea…

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

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