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Director Greg Mottola’s adventure opens in 1947 Wyoming with a spacecraft crash-landing on top of a red setter called Paul. Flashing forward to present day San Diego, best friends Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost) wander dumbstruck around the comic book and popular arts convention, Comic-Con. They meet famous sci-fi author, Adam Shadowchild (Jeffrey Tambor), before embarking on a road trip across the US, stopping at locations associated with alien contact including Area 51, the Extraterrestrial Highway and the Black Mailbox. En route, Graeme and Clive encounter Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen), a pottymouthed 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 (Kristen Wiig), the one-eyed
Justin Bieber and his mum Pattie Mallette. daughter of Bible-bashing trailer park owner Father Moses (John Carroll Lynch), along the way. Meanwhile, Zoil recruits two bungling FBI agents, Haggard (Bill Hader) and O’Reilly (Joe Lo Truglio), to apprehend Graeme and Clive. British audiences love the double-act of Pegg and Frost, making Paul the obvious film of the week. Their natural chemistry and sharp comic timing compels us to back Graeme and Clive as they risk life, limb and an expensive replica sword to deliver their buddy to his mothership. Wiig is adorable as the visuallyimpaired love interest and Rogen brings a roguish charm to his hero, becoming mock-serious when he imparts the secret of the universe: “Be yourselves,
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DREAMS can come true – no really, they can. In the space of two years, 16-year-old Justin Bieber has become pop music’s cutest and brightest young thing. Caught in the eye of a storm, admittedly of his own making, the teenage singer-songwriter from Ontario in Canada seems remarkably down to earth and unaffected by the hordes of fans who track his every move
CLOSE ENCOUNTER: Is it an alien mothership in Paul? LOVEABLE: Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in Paul.