Comedy Cinema – This Week – Paul

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at Paul

About the Film

Summary of Plot

Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. iMDB

Year Of Release


Running Time

1 Hour 44 Minutes


Greg Mottola


There were many sights they planned to see. This was not one of them

Box Office Opening Weekend




Simon Pegg – Graeme Willy
Nick Frost – Clive Gollings
Seth Rogan – Paul
Jayne Lynch – Pat Stevens
David Koechner – Gus
Jason Bateman – Agent Zole
Sigourney Weaver – The Big Guy
Bill Hader – Haggard

Song From the OST


  • Simon Pegg and Nick Frost came up with the concept for Paul while waiting out a rainstorm on the set of Shaun of the Dead (2004). They handed producer Nira Park a sketch drawing of Paul wearing an FBI t-shirt, flipping off the viewer, with a caption that read “In the U.S., everybody is an alien.” The actual drawing can be seen during the closing credits.
  • A sequel for the film, titled “Pauls”, was considered, until prohibitive costs ruled out the sequel.
  • Sigourney Weaver’s character was originally written as a man.
  • When Agent Zoil says “People have accidents all the time,” it’s a reference to Hot Fuzz.
  • Principal photography included fifty days shooting in the New Mexico desert.

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