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By on March 15, 2011

Category: Adventure
All Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Release Year: 2011
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Greg Mottola

  • Who's up for a close encounter?

  • Writing by: Nick Frost – written by
    Simon Pegg – written by

    Produced by: Tim Bevan – producer
    Liza Chasin – executive producer
    Eric Fellner – producer
    Robert Graf – executive producer
    Debra Hayward – executive producer
    Nira Park – producer
    Natascha Wharton – executive producer

    Cast: Mia Stallard – Young Tara
    Simon Pegg – Graeme Willy
    Nick Frost – Clive Gollings
    Jeremy Owen – Sword Vendor
    Jeffrey Tambor – Adam Shadowchild
    David House – Security Guard
    Jennifer Granger – Adam Shadowchild Fan
    Nelson Ascencio – Jorge
    Jane Lynch – Pat Stevens
    David Koechner – Gus
    Jesse Plemons – Jake

    Music: David Arnold
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline:

    Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

    Plot: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he's been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town-a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. Paul is directed by Superbad's Greg Mottola, from a story by Pegg & Frost. Joining the comedy's cast are Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, David Koechner and Sigourney Weaver.

    Movie Quotes:

    Graeme Willy: You are an alien!
    Paul: To you I am, yes.
    Graeme Willy: Are you gonna probe us?
    Paul: *Why* does everyone always assume that? What am I doing? Am I harvesting farts? How much can I learn from an ass?

    Goofs: We know about 2 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Revealing mistakes: Clive's British Passport when it is rescued by Paul at the first RV camp office shows him as a British Subject, rather than as a British Citizen.

    Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • At the 2010 San Diego Comic Con, Seth Rogen admitted that he had to consult help from actor Andy Serkis for inspiration in order to get the idea on how to use the motion capture suit for his CGI character Paul. Serkis had originally portrayed Gollum (through motion capture and voice) in the Lord of the Rings films.
    • In the scene where Paul talks to Steven Spielberg on the phone about E.T., the voice of Spielberg is provided by the man himself.

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