I blogged this a month ago for people in the UK and Eire, but it bears repeating today!
Some Frequently Asked Questions
Q) Did you direct ‘Paul’?
A) No I did not. Greg Mottola directed it. He is one of the most talented, smartest and nicest guys in the business. And he did a fantastic job.
Q) Did you write ‘Paul’?
A) No I did not. Young Simon Pegg & Young Nick Frost wrote it together. And it’s a top notch effort by my good friends. Funny, smart, silly, warm and funny. Did I mention funny already?
Q) Is it part of the ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy?
A) It does not feature a single mention of Walls Ice Cream or Cornettos, so no, it is not. It is also set in America, which to my knowledge does not sell Cornettos. Believe me, I have looked.
Q) Have you seen ‘Paul’?
A) Yes I have, three times now and it is one whole bundle of fun. I guess it was three bundles of fun on the three separate viewings.
Q) When do you recommend I see ‘Paul’?
A) I recommend everyone in the USA and Canada go see it today. This is an order.
Q) Will I get a discount if I mention that Edgar Wright told me to see it?
A) No you will not. But if you try, I want you to make note of the unimpressed or confused response and leave it in the comments section.
So in summary.
Go. See. Paul.
That’s an order!
My congratulations to my old muckers Simon Pegg & Nick Frost, as well as the fantastic Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, David Koechner, Sigourney Weaver, Jeffrey Tambor & Seth Rogen
And much love to Greg Mottola, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Chris Dickens, David Arnold, Julian Slater, Mike Solinger, all the gang at De Lane Lea, the amazing team at Double Negative and course the ever wonderful Nira Park!