• Paul (2011)


Release Date: March 18th, 2011

DVD Release Date: June 14th, 2011

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

For the past 60 years, a wisecracking alien named Paul (Seth Rogen) has resided at a top-secret military base in America's UFO heartland. When Paul decides he has had enough of Earth, he escapes from the compound and hops on the first handy vehicle -- a rented RV manned by two British sci-fi nerds named Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost). With federal agents and the father of an accidental kidnap victim on their tail, the two hatch a crazy plan to help Paul return to his spaceship.

Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio

Director: Greg Mottola

Genres: Adventure , Comedy , Science fiction

Production Co: Working Title Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Offbeat, Underdog, Best friend, Amusing, 2010s, Friendship, Pursuit, Father, Witty, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80

    A good-hearted, funny movie. show more

  • 80
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Affectionate, funny and action-packed sci-fi spoof. show more

  • 70

    Fortunately, the movie is studded with performances that demonstrate the cast's skills, such as Kristen Wiig's soggy white-bread delusional Christian Ruth. show more

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