In a comment to my review of the three Simon Pegg-Nick Frost comedies, reader sumdum suggested that I might also enjoy seeing another film involving this pair and that is Paul, in which the duo leave the cozy confines of the English pub and play two science fiction graphic novel fans who attend the annual Comic-Con in San Diego and then go on a road trip in an RV to visit all the sites in the US that are believed to been the site of extra-terrestrial visitations.
On the way, they encounter stranded by the roadside Paul, an alien who had crashed to Earth in 1947 and been held captive since then by the US government in order to extract information from him. He finally managed to escape and the pair decide to help him get to the place where he can rendezvous with a spaceship and return home, all the while being chased by a trio of Men in Black-type government agents.
Along the way, the trio joins up with a young woman who has been indoctrinated by her evolution-hating, Bible-thumping father to think that the Earth is a few thousand years old and finds the idea of an intelligent alien from a highly advanced civilization hard to reconcile with what she believes.
I found the film to be great fun and want to thank sumdum for recommending it because I had never heard about it and would have missed it otherwise. Here’s the trailer.