Paul
Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen
***1/2

 

Paul reunites the comedy duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with considerable expectations following the cult success of Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead. It’s the first film they’ve written together and their first without Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim) in the director’s chair. As a result, it never quite hits the movie-drunk highs of their previous efforts, but certainly plays far better than any other comedy currently in theatres. Pleasant diversions don’t come much more joyfully geeky than this.