Rated 3.0

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost write and costar in this funny ode to sci-fi and road movies. They play British tourists visiting American UFO sites who stumble upon an alien named Paul (voice of Seth Rogen) running from the government. Paul jumps in their RV, and they head for his original landing site, with agent types chasing them. Kristen Wiig joins the party as a fundamentalist Christian who manages an RV camp and learns to swear. Jason Bateman, Joe Lo Truglio and Bill Hader are all good as the agents chasing them. Not as funny as past Pegg/Frost efforts like Shaun of the Dead, but funny enough and also quite moving. It’s essentially a love letter to the likes of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, with plenty of pop culture references and the inclusion of some famous sci-fi movie landmarks.