Paul (film)

2011 film by Greg Mottola

Paul is a 2011 science fiction comedy film directed by Greg Mottola from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Starring Pegg, Frost and the voice and motion capture of Seth Rogen, the film plot focuses on two science fiction geeks who meet an alien with a sarcastic manner and an appetite for alcohol and cigarettes. Together, they help the alien escape from the Secret Service agents who are pursuing him so that he can return to his home world. The film is a parody of other science-fiction films, especially those of Steven Spielberg, as well as to general science fiction fandom.

It is a British-American venture produced by Working Title Films, StudioCanal, Big Talk Pictures and Relativity Media, and distributed by Universal Pictures. Paul was released on 14 February 2011 in the United Kingdom and on 18 March 2011 in the United States to moderate positive reactions from critics, and grossed US$100 million worldwide on a US$40 million budget.

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Plot

Graeme Willy and Clive Gollings are British comic book and sci-fi enthusiasts and best friends who travel to the United States to attend the annual San Diego Comic-Con. The two then embark on a road trip through the Southwestern U.S. to visit UFO sites on a remote desert highway at night. After a brush with homophobic rednecks at a diner, they watch a car driving erratically and crashing. They stop to offer assistance to the driver, who is revealed to be an alien named Paul (Paranoid Alien Ultra Life-Force). Graeme agrees to give a ride to Paul, despite Clive fainting and wetting his pants upon seeing him.

Later, Special Agent Zoil of the Secret Service arrives at the car-crash site, informing his unseen female superior, "the Big Guy", that he is closing in on Paul. She... ...read more

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