Director(s): Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen. Cast: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride,Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rihanna, Paul Rudd, Channing Tatum. 107 min. Rated R. Comedy/Fantasy.
There's a generation of new comedians (mostly the Judd Apatow school of comedy), who don't show much acting flexibility in any of the roles they play. This movie is a collection of them, and it's at least honest enough to acknowledge this by having them perform under their own name, and a bystander yell at Seth Rogen why he always plays the same role in every movie. The apocalypse story-line is quite memorable as a comedy, and the film is full of whole-hearted laughs, but I'm generally suspicious of comedies that use vulgarity (to this magnitude) to create those laughs.
PS: I would've loved for James Franco to confess to his mess as an Oscars host a few years ago, as one of his greatest sins in life. He never does.