“Paul” Movie Review


We watched this on VUDU.

Looking at the trailer, I thought this might be a crude, loud, crazy movie.  What it is is a sweet, low key (well, most of the time), well acted escape movie, with a heart of gold.

Simon Pegg (as Graeme Willy) and Nick Frost (as Clive Gollings) are on vacation from the UK to attend Comic-Con then take a road trip to the most famous alien landing sites in the U.S.A.

After Comic-Con is over, the two friends (just friends) take off in their rented RV.

On a deserted highway, they witness an accident and stop to help.  They meet Paul, a wisecracking, pot smoking, alien who landed 60 years before in Wyoming and has since been a consultant to the U.S. Gov’t and many others (Spielberg, X-Files, etc).

Paul wants to go home and Pegg and Frost decide to help.  Along the way they meet Kristen Wiig (Ruth Buggs) and she becomes part of the crew to get Paul to where he needs to go.  Oh yeah, they are being chased by Federal Agent Jason Batemen (as Agent Zoil) and two other “agents” with dubious motives.

Funny, heartwarming, with several surprising twists at the end make Paul a most interesting move.  Actually, a terrific movie.

Pegg, Frost, Wiig, Bateman, and Seth Rogan (as the voice of Paul) are all excellent.

Lots of F-words (both spoken and written), lot of cursing, but, all done appropriately.  Not for kids, but, teens and adults should love it.  Some violence.

Get more info on “Paul” on IMDb.

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