August 20, 2007

I'm McLovin' It

Superbad is the latest crass comedy from what must be called The House of Apatow. Judd Apatow produced this hilarious flick which was penned by my new Hollywood boyfriend, Seth Rogen (from Knocked Up), and Evan Goldberg.

The story is simple and timeless - 3 social misfits in high school try to score some liquor to bring to a big graduation bash in order to lose their virginity (or at least start down that road). Hijinks ensue, and maybe they learn a lesson.

The language and jokes are hardcore gross-out, the characters are pathetically loveable, and I loved every minute of it! This is the new age of "tell it like it is" comedy. Awesome stuff to see with your buds - just leave your parents and kids at home! Years from now this will be a cult classic and all the cool culture geeks will be quoting lines like, "No one has gotten laid in cargo shorts since 'Nam!"

The three leads include desperate Seth (played by Knocked Up's Jonah Hill), sad sack Evan (played by Arrested Development's delightful Michael Cera), and Hawaii's one and only McLovin (you have to see the movie to understand that) who is played by newcomer Christopher Mintz-Plasse. They are all hilarious as they commit themselves fully to their roles - 3 teenagers trying oh-so-hard to be adults.

Their foils in the film are two adults trying oh-so-hard to be teenagers again. But they happen to be cops. Bill Hader of SNL is funny, but Seth Rogen (rockin' the pornstache) is funnier.

All in all, it's a very, very funny romp from The House of Apatow. Go see it now, while I make my plans to see their next offering - The Pineapple Express.


ScottE. said...

Fun film. The opening sequence if hella fun as well.

These Eyes
Arrre crying
These Eyes have seen a lot of love...something something something
Theeeese eyes!

Poor kids, they were trying SOOOO HARD. Ha Ha Huh...hard!

The Kara said...

I LOVED it! The guy who plays the lead kid (who was also in ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) was fantastic - how can you bottle that kind of awkwardness? Kinda reminded me of WEIRD SCIENCE meets DAZED & CONFUSED, but with a squeeze of FREAKS & GEEKS (Apatow's defunct tv show). I still can't believe how gross and funny some of those jokes are!

Stef said...

Hooray! I'm so glad you loved this one as much, cuz now it means I'll go see it!

I think it was the NYT that called Michael Cera (aka George Michael Bluth) a "comic genius in the making." He's really getting rave reviews. Cute little guy!