Director: Greg Mottola
It is a comedy directed by Greg Mottola starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. I laughed a lot and really enjoyed the film.
First of all, I love Pegg and Frost since I watched the film ‘Hot Fuzz’ (2007). They were co-starring in ‘Shaun of the Dead’ (2004) as well, but it was not as good as ‘Hot Fuzz’.
Paul is the name of the alien who arrives in his cosmic ship decades earlier killing same name dog of a little girl. Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost) are two English comic book nerds who take a road trip through America in their RV. A couple of times during the film they are taken for homosexuals. They meet Paul who wrecks up the car, which he has been driving to get to the place of departure for his ‘homeland’.
Later, it is revealed that government intends to surgically remove Paul’s brain in order to obtain his abilities of healing, disappearing, transferring information by touching with fingers, via telepathic link. He runs from government in order to return to his planet. He is no longer useful to them with his scientific and sociological advises.
I loved the way Paul claims that he gave the idea for E.T. and creating the character of Fox Mulder. But also as a believer, I did not like how Paul convinced Ruth Buggs, who run a motor park together with her father Moses, in non-existence of God. I did not like their swearing as well. Boys and alien are forced to take Ruth with them as Paul reveals himself to her. Later, Paul heals her eye.
After number of adventures and almost getting caught by their hunters, Paul is able to leave. But before he leaves, he demonstrates his healing ability once again by bringing Graeme, who has been shot by headmaster of hunters (Sigourney Weaver), back to life. As it is common for films with aliens, Paul takes Tara, little girl who is now an old woman and who saved his life when he arrived, with him. Two years later, Graeme and Clive are shown in an event promoting their new comic book, ‘Paul’
Film is funny, clever and amusing with some black and English humour. I recommend it as a good laugh and funny watch in the company of family.
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