Paul

March 18th, 2011








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Paul

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

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.1/10 (74,676 voted)

Critic's Score: 57/100

Director: Greg Mottola

Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen

Storyline
Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by

Writers: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

Cast:
Mia Stallard - Young Tara
Simon Pegg - Graeme Willy
Nick Frost - Clive Gollings
Jeremy Owen - Sword Vendor
Jeffrey Tambor - Adam Shadowchild
David House - Security Guard
Jennifer Granger - Adam Shadowchild Fan
Nelson Ascencio - Jorge
Jane Lynch - Pat Stevens
David Koechner - Gus
Jesse Plemons - Jake
Seth Rogen - Paul (voice)
Jason Bateman - Agent Zoil
Sigourney Weaver - The Big Guy
Bill Hader - Haggard

Taglines: Only Girls Phone Home



Details

Official Website: Official site [Japan] | Official site [uk] |

Release Date: 18 March 2011

Filming Locations: Downtown, San Diego, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,043,310 (USA) (20 March 2011) (2802 Screens)

Gross: $37,371,385 (USA) (15 May 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (extended cut)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost came up with the concept for Paul while waiting out a rainstorm on the set of Shaun of the Dead. They handed producer Nira Park a sketch drawing of Paul wearing an FBI T-shirt, flipping-off the viewer, with a caption that read, "In the U.S., everybody is an alien." The actual drawing can be seen during the closing credits.

Goofs:
Factual errors: While riding for the first time in the RV, Paul states that the car accident was due to his not being able to reach the pedals, and that he therefore "needed to use the parking brake". The parking brake on the Crown Vic is a pedal located to the far left. There is no lever-operated parking brake.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Young Tara: [referring to her dog] Go on, then, Paul. Don't be long.



User Review

RUN to the theatres to see this one!

Rating: 9/10

We saw it tonight with about 30 friends at a pre-release screening in Atlanta.

Let me say I am a 50-yr-old female film-lover. Sci fi is not my favorite genre, but I have seen most of the sci fi classics.

I didn't know what to expect as I am not always a sci-fi comedy fan. For instance, although mildly entertaining, I wasn't wild about "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy". I was wild about some of the cast members, but not really the film.

So, we arrived and the theatre was packed. They were turning people away at the door. Although I had qualms and wasn't sure I'd like it, it turns out I LOVED it! ALL of the audience members seemed to laugh themselves in to hysterics through much of the film. And the ENTIRE AUDIENCE CLAPPED WILDLY AT THE END!

WARNING: This movie is NOT for the devoutly religious or for those who are offended by swearing and sexual references. Period. If you THINK you might be offended by anti-religion humor, swearing, or sexual references, then don't go. And I would recommend it for older teens only; NOT young teens.

Amazingly, during the first 20 minutes or so, I found myself thinking 'This is delightful! If only they could keep it THIS funny for the rest of the film..... so many comedies start out with a bang and then are just "tired" by the end of the movie.....'

But I couldn't have been more wrong. It not only kept up a wonderful pace, but introduced many great characters along the way.

If you enjoyed "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz", this will be right up your alley. There were lots of sci fi movie references (Alien, ET, Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, Star Wars, Aliens, Predator, etc.) It had an AWESOME cast, MARVELOUS character development, and a terrific script that went from sweet and moving, to hilarious, to scary, and back. It was really SO MUCH FUN!

It is lewd, it will certainly will be offensive to some American Christians, and it is totally sci-fi, but it's absolutely hilarious. So, you sci-fi comedy lovers, GO!! RUN to the theatre to see it on the big screen. Take friends and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!




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