An American Pickle

Seth Rogen as Ben and Herschel

  American Pickle is unsure whether it’s fighting the culture war or fighting it off – a proper pickle   It’s amusing, likeable, good-natured and I really wanted to like it, but American Pickle really is  all over the place. Basics first: Seth Rogen is the East European from some Yiddish-speaking stetl who, after the Cossacks kill everyone in his village in a pogrom, heads to the US with his wife and love of his life (Sarah Snook, soon dead, before you get too excited). There, Herschel gets a job, falls into a vat in a pickle factory, wakes up a century later, the brine having somehow magically preserved him, and heads out … Read more