The Smell of God’s Vagina

[rating:10/10]

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Please be not offended by the title. Blasphemy be damned… the title comes from a line in this year’s funniest, raunchiest, most action packed film. In fact, Pineapple Express is the best buddy comedy of all time as far as I’m concerned. A man, his drug dealer, a friend that just won’t die, and a cast of other oddball characters create laughter, action, and lots of foul language.

When Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) sees the man that he is supposed to serve a subpoena to (Gary Cole partner up with a female police officer (Rosie Perez) to kill a man at his home, he throws his Pineapple Express filled joint out his car window and speeds over to his drug dealer’s home. In the midst of being high and freaking out uncontrollably, he fails to realize that the weed he is smoking is extremely rare and is only available in town through one dealer. When he arrives at the home of his dealer, Saul (James Franco), they realize after some more smoking and attempts at relaxing that the rarity of the weed gives up his identity as the man who witnessed the murder. This is primarily due to the fact that the man who committed the murder is Saul’s supplier’s supplier. The evil head drug dealer guy sends goons to find Dale and Saul.

Confused? Don’t be. It’s easy enough to follow… man witnesses murder then gets chased by goons after being identified due to smoking really rare marijuana. Turns out the evil dealer guy sends the goons because he believes that Dale and Saul are working with the Asian drug cartel that he is in a harsh rivalry with. The goons are one of the best parts of the movie. One is that guy who plays DiCaprio’s cousin in The Departed (Kevin Corrigan) and the other is Darrell from The Office (Craig Robinson). The duo is often in turmoil, as Darrell views DiCaprio’s cousin as “getting soft”, while Darrell is very sexually ambiguous and looks like a 1980’s Mr. T clone. It’s pure awesome.

Enter Red (Danny McBride), Saul’s supplier, the middle man between evil guy and Saul… from the point he enters the movie, he gets his ass kicked all over the screen. The first fight scene involving Red, Saul, and Dale is the best fight on the big screen since Yoda rocked out in Episode II. Red sells Dale and Saul out, then rejoins them later because it’s gotta be “Bros before Hoes” or so he says.

There is a ton of action in this movie. This includes several awesome chase scenes, including a car chase where Saul drives a stole police car with the windshield covered in Slurpee and his foot stuck through. There are also a few great fights and a most ridiculous shootout. Sound awesome? Well it is. And I still haven’t mentioned that Denton is dating a hot 18 year old high school student or the black and white opening sequence featuring Bill Hader as an awesomely funny military Private or what appears to be Dale and Saul committing perverse homosexual acts.

Despite the movie being a vehicle for blue humor and excessive explosions, it is definitely not merely such a vehicle. The situational comedy is brilliant and the overall plot includes some really well thought out plot points. The certainly is tons of excess , from an ear being shot off to one of the goons being cut in half by a car, but it all works. I love comedies and I love Rogen. I love Franco and I love the guy who plays Darrell in The Office. I love blood and guts. I love explosions. Overall, I love this movie.

Saul: What’s down there, a fucking Rancor?

How is this quote not enough to make you need to see this? I leave you with a few more quotes to show you how awesome this movie is. Go see it now!

Budlofsky: [Matheson is smoking weed] No, I can’t have any. My wife can smell that off my sweater.
Matheson: [laughs] You want my vest? It smell good.
Budlofsky: It’s not my style.
Matheson: You ain’t got no style, muthafucka.

Dale Denton: Yeah but if you do bad stuff you’re going to come back as something bad like a slug or an anal bead. But if you do something heroic then you’ll come back as like an eagle or a dragon, or Jude Law. Now which would you rather be?
Red: The anal bead wouldn’t be bad. I mean I guess it would depend on whose anal bead it was.
Dale Denton: It’s *my* anal bead.

~ by thepaintedman on August 13, 2008.

3 Responses to “The Smell of God’s Vagina”

  1. More Quotes:

    Saul: I just got a shipment of Pineapple Express, the dopest dope I’ve ever smoked. Smell it. It’s like… God’s vagina.

    and…

    Ken: [in Korean] Prepare to suck the cock of karma!

  2. the movie was funny as hell… kinda like cheech and chong meet die hard or something. hahahaha LMAO at “Prepare to suck the cock of karma!” wasnt that booby lee from mad tv?

  3. Yeah, it was Bobby Lee. I always think of him as Kenneth Park from Harold and Kumar.

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