“Paul” is a science-fiction comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and released in 2011. The movie stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who also wrote the screenplay, as well as Seth Rogen as the voice of the titular character, a wise-cracking alien named Paul.
The film follows two British sci-fi enthusiasts, Graeme Willy (played by Pegg) and Clive Gollings (played by Frost), who embark on a road trip across the United States to attend a comic book convention. Along the way, they encounter Paul, who has escaped from a top-secret government facility and enlists their help to evade capture.
The movie features a mix of sci-fi, comedy, and action elements, as well as references to various pop culture franchises such as “Star Wars” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” The film also includes a strong supporting cast, including Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, and Bill Hader.
Overall, “Paul” is a fun and entertaining movie that will appeal to fans of science-fiction and comedy. While it may not be the most groundbreaking or original film in either genre, the movie delivers plenty of laughs and heart, as well as a lovable and memorable performance by Rogen as the titular alien.
Duration: 104 min.