Video: Film of the week - Paul

THE latest film from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost - the men behind smash-hit comedies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz - is the pick of this week’s new movies.

Film: Paul

Rating: 15

Duration: 103 mins

Genre: Sci-Fi/Comedy


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Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, Jane Lynch, Blythe Danner, Jeffrey Tambor and the voice of Seth Rogen

Director: Greg Mottola

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Best friends Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost) wander dumbstruck around the comic book and popular arts convention, Comic-Con.

They meet famous sci-fi author, Adam Shadowchild (Tambor), before embarking on a road trip across America, stopping at locations associated with alien contact including Area 51.

En route, Graeme and Clive encounter Paul (voiced by Rogen), a potty-mouthed alien stranded on earth, who is being hunted by mysterious special agent Zoil (Jason Bateman).

The pals agree to help Paul return home, abducting Ruth (Wiig), the one-eyed daughter of Bible-bashing trailer park owner Father Moses (Lynch), along the way.

Meanwhile, Zoil recruits two bungling FBI agents, Haggard (Hader) and O’Reilly (Truglio), to help in the hunt for the trio.

Rating: 7/10

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