Paul

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Product Overview

Two british comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. Encounter an alien outside area 51.

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 221752593
UPC 025192043536
UPC 14 00025192043536
Format DVD
Release Date 9/25/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Alien Life Forms
Aliens
Conspiracies
Desert
Extraterrestrials
Friendships
On-The-Road
Science-Fiction
Editors Note
Note Two average sci-fi geeks get caught up in the ultimate interplanetary adventure after picking up an extraterrestrial during a road trip to Area 51 and becoming the targets of a nationwide manhunt. Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost) are two British sci-fi geeks on holiday in America. After a trip to Comic-Con to meet their favorite author, Adam Shadowchild (Jeffrey Tambor), Graeme and Clive load up their RV and hit the road for a tour of some of the most famous UFO hotspots in the American Southwest. They know we're not alone in the universe, but they won't be satisfied until they get a firsthand glimpse of the famed Area 51. However, somewhere deep in the Nevada desert, the two UFO enthusiasts narrowly avoid crashing into a speeding car when they happen across a most unlikely hitchhiker. Paul (voice of Seth Rogan) is a pint-sized alien who has spent the last 60 years in Area 51. He's been cooped up in the care of the U.S. Government for far too long, and he's starting to get a little homesick. Though Graeme and Clive are more than willing to help their wisecracking new friend get back to his mother ship, Special Agent Zoil (Jason Bateman) of the FBI is closing in fast. And he's not the only one; in their race to get their new friend home, Graeme and Clive have also become unwitting kidnappers, and the enraged father of their not-so-unwilling captive, Ruth (Kristen Wiig), is determined to rescue his daughter at all costs. Sigourney Weaver, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, and David Koechner co-star.
Reviews
Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a a sci-fi flick, but it's also a heartfelt tribute to Spielberg, something that reaches its crescendo in a plate-spinning final showdown that is action-paced, funny and unexpectedly moving." 03/01/2011
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 - "Briskly directed by Greg Mottola....[Paul] blends neatly with the landscape and co-stars..." 04/01/2011
Uncut 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] slacker bromance....The addition of Jason Bateman and Bill Hader as Men In Black on their trail, Kristen Wiig as a partially sighted Christian and Seth Rogen as the 'voice' of Paul add something new." 04/01/2011
Los Angeles Times "[A] sort of fractured E.T., with Seth Rogen never more likeable than as the bald-headed extraterrestrial who just wants to phone home..." 03/18/2011
USA Today "Where Paul takes off is in its embrace and knowledge of sci-fi-icons....The creatures movements, facial expressions and interactions with human co-stars are seamless." 03/18/2011
Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "[An] inspired, hysterical, spot-on spoof....[With a] sharp-tongued central character and many witty references to popular sci-fi flicks." 03/18/2011
Entertainment Weekly "[A] sweetly daft spaceman comedy....The filmmakers offer ups a spot-on cartoon of types we've loved in dozens of other movies..." -- Grade: B 03/25/2011
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] cheeky spoof that puts a hilarious hurt to everything it loves....Rogen is a nonstop hoot, but it's the byplay between Frost and Pegg that roots the laughs in characters we care about." 03/31/2011
Actors
Jason Bateman
Blythe Danner
John Carroll Lynch
Sigourney Weaver
Cast & Crew
Jason Bateman - Star
Blythe Danner - Star
John Carroll Lynch - Star
Sigourney Weaver - Star
Simon Pegg - Star
Kristen Wiig - Star
Bill Hader - Star
Nick Frost - Star
David House - Co-Star
Nelson Ascencio - Co-Star
Jeremy Owen - Co-Star
Jennifer Granger - Co-Star
Lori Dillen - Co-Star
Brett Michael Jones - Co-Star
Diego Deane - Co-Star
Syd Masters - Co-Star
Gary Roller - Co-Star
Oliver O'Shea - Co-Star
Lonnie Otha-Mayer - Co-Star
Will Veitch - Co-Star
Mark Sivertsen - Co-Star
Steven Spielberg - Co-Star
J. Todd Anderson - Co-Star
Michael Miller - Co-Star
David Koechner - Co-Star
Joe LoTruglio - Co-Star
Seth Rogen - Voice
Jane Lynch - Co-Star
Jeffrey Tambor - Co-Star
Joe Berryman - Co-Star
David B. Nowell - Photography
Dennis Dion - Special Effects
Jonathan Watson - Assistant Director
David Arnold - Composer
Nina Paskowitz - Hairstylist
Carla Curry - Set Decorator
Eamonn Butler - Director of Animation
Nick Angel - Music Director
Simon Pegg - Screenwriter
Mary Burton - Makeup
Paul Deely - Special Effects
Jane Walker - Hairstylist
Jane Walker - Makeup
Double Negative Limited - Optical/Digital Effects
Larry Sher - Director of Photography
Scott Hastings - Special Effects
Nick Frost - Screenwriter
Robert Graf - Production Manager/UPM
Ellen Lampl - Computer Graphics
Chris Burdon - Sound Re-Recording
Tania Windsor Blunden - Post-Production Supervisor
Joel Hobbie - Special Effects
Douglas Cooper - Sound Re-Recording
Anders J.L. Beer - Animation Supervisor
Darrin Prescott - Stunt Coordinator
Juliet Hyde-White - Costumes
Berlinda Cantu-Lewis - Hairstylist
Georgia Allen - Makeup
Danny Maldonado - Special Effects
Greg Mottola - Director
Technical Info
UPC 00025192043536
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 214 minutes
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Reviews
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review Paul is more slapdash than Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, but it shares many of those film's virtues and underlying sweetness, though the alien sometimes comes off as a Poochie-like exemplar of in-your-face attitude. Yet by the time it reaches an appropriately epic conclusion, the film has earned its laughs as well as its big dramatic moments. Paul is a little sloppy and a little sappy, but the filmmakers' passion for their subject matter carries it over the occasional rough spot.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Nathan Rabin
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, French, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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Linda Holmes, NPR A good-hearted, funny movie.
Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile It's a road movie, a buddy movie, a chase movie and a sci-fi spoof, all rolled into one hilarious madcap adventure
Matt Neal, The Standard a heartfelt tribute to friendship, what lies beyond the stars, and being a nerd.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Smashing fun!
Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune Irreverent and hilarious!
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