Nick Frost and Simon Pegg star as two science-fiction freaks who, while on a quest to discover what lies at the heart of Nevada’s infamous Area 51, cross paths with an alien (voice of Seth Rogen) on the run from earthly authorities. The irreverent duo that brought us Shaun of the Dead assembled an impressive cast that includes Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig and Blythe Danner for this raucous cross-country romp. (Netflix)
So, from the director of Superbad…pretty obvious since this movie was Superbad with aliens. If you’re into that vein of comedy, then you will enjoy this movie. Gross humor, pop culture humor, making fun of other people humor, it’s all in there. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are really funny. Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver, and Blythe Danner also turn in memorable performances. But, it was Kristen Wiig, as usual that had me laughing out loud. As Ruth, a fundmentalist Christian, she nailed the type right on the head. So, if you are one of those types, don’t watch this, you will be offended, me, personally, I found it hilarious and it struck a chord of truth. As with most of these raunchy comedies, there is some heart in it, as the alien proves to be more human and contain more human emotions than some of the human characters. Overall thought, not my favorite movie of the raunchy comedy genre, but still pretty damn funny nonetheless.