REVIEW: AN AMERICAN PICKLE
Seth Rogen pulls double-duty in this surprisingly charming tale of a Jewish-immigrant, who falls into a vat of pickles and wakes up 100-years later in modern day-Brooklyn.
Without giving to much away! Rogen plays both Herschel Greenbaum, the perfectly preserved immigrant who awakens in modern times, and he also portrays Ben, the great grandson of Herschel. Things get rocky for the two and eventually they become enemies. Each sabotaging the others chances of finding success in their chosen profession.
Things take a turn plot-wise and matters go from bad to worse. Both for the characters and for the film itself. The only saving grace for this picture is Seth Rogen's charming as hell portrayal of Herschel and Ben.
I enjoyed it! Don't think I'd ever watch it again. But, kudos to Rogen for doing this project and stretching his acting muscles. He kinda keeps getting better as the years progress. Keep it up!
Final Word: Story kinda nosedives near the end. But, Rogen is pretty great. If you're curious, Give it a watch. But, don't expect much.
Rating: 5.5 out of 10
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WRITTEN BY JASON RENEAU