Stoner movies have developed a niche for themselves over the years, irrespective of how decisive the sub-genre has been. These films are typically about a bunch of friends smoking recreational marijuana and doing off-the-rails dumb stuff that is pretty hilarious. The formula has proven to be a winner at the box office, and 2008’s ‘Pineapple Express‘ is arguably the most shining example of that.
The movie is directed by David Gordon Green and tells the story of a simpleton named Dale and his marijuana dealer. The duo gets caught up in a conflict with a gangster and a corrupt cop after Dale accidentally witnesses a murder. The film stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, whose performances are critical to the film’s popularity. However, did the duo actually go full-method and smoke real weed to deliver their believable performances? We decided to look into the matter, and here’s what we learned!
What Did the Actors Really Smoke in Pineapple Express?
First things first, let us refresh your memory and remind you about what Dale (Rogen) and Saul (Franco) are smoking in the movie. The duo smokes Pineapple Express, which at the time was a fictional strain of marijuana, but thanks to the popularity of the film, it has become a real thing. In the movie, this particular strain of weed unleashes a host of problems for Dale, who merely wants a good hit after a good old day’s work.
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Published: August 1, 2021
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