Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Bill
Hader Directed by: Greg Mottola
Opening Date: March 18th, 2011
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two
sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them 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 Seth Rogen) has
been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the
space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the
first vehicle out of town—a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg)
and Clive Collings (Frost).
Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that
they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to
return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one
little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to
Not the true life story of a certain prescient cephalopod mollusk in
the order Octopoda with the ability to predict major sporting events as
the title might lead one to believe, but the latest Simon Pegg / Nick
Frost (Shaun of the Dead) comedy.
We love the geeky Pegg with all our hearts but have to remind ourselves
that for every Hot Fuzz there is a Run Fatboy Run . . .