Paul ★★★½

I had such a good time with this movie! While it is quite predictable and textbook like, it kind of surpassed my expectations! It’s just the type of easy going entertainment that’s perfect to put on and unwind!

I did not expect the film to have as excellent a cast as it does! Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, David Koechner, Jesse Plemons and Jane Lynch! Comedy movie casts don’t get much better than that! None of these characters annoyed me or felt out of place! Granted there’s a lot of them and I think sometimes the movie struggles to balance them all, but they each get their moments to shine! Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are absolute British comedy gems, as we all know, and they’re so good in this film! They’re very likeable and have a fantastic relationship that actually never breaks and I was relieved because that’s usually a trope you see in this type of film! Seth Rogen as Paul himself is pretty entertaining and the CGI for the time is actually really good! Kristen Wiig is a favourite of mine and she’s pretty funny here has a girl who discovers there is more to life than religion! Jason Bateman, Bill Hader and Joe Lo Trugilo have some of the funniest scenes in the film with Bateman playing bad cop and the other two playing the ridiculous ones! There’s also a great extended cameo which I did see coming as soon as it was hinted at but it’s always nice to see this person! The film is never boring as there are genuine stakes and something is always happening! It is very very predictable and not all the jokes land but it’s a solid piece of comedy entertainment that’s not to be taken too seriously!

Overall, Paul is a fun comedy film with an excellent cast that will most certainly entertain fans of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost! I’d recommend this one if you just want to have a good time!

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