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Date: 2011
Type: Comedy / Sci-Fi
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Yes
Director: Greg Mottola

Two British Sci-Fi fans (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) are touring Area 51 in an RV when they meet up with Paul, alien who has escaped from a government research facility. Whilst trying to evade the men trying to recapture Paul they pick up a young woman (Kristen Wiig) and then get chased by her father as well. This is a wonderfully entertaining piece of comedy sci-fi that is part road trip and part chase film. and in many ways a British film set in America that is a cross between Men in Black and ET. The CGI for Paul is good, giving him plenty of visual character to go with his very down to earth dialogue.


Simon PeggSimon Pegg
Nick Frost
Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
Seth RogenSeth Rogen (voice)
Blythe Danner
Sigourney WeaverSigourney Weaver
John Carroll LynchJohn Carroll Lynch



Simon Pegg and Nick Frost