Monday, October 26, 2009
He is the sweetest guy. Have you ever looked into his eyes? It was like the first time I heard the Beatles.
Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it I will.
Judd Apatow is a name that is hard to miss nowadays. Whether he writes the movie, directs the movie or just produces the movie he has had a pivitol part in a good 80% of the commercially successful comedies that come out nowadays. He has at least defined what a 2000 and up dirty comedy is, pushing the boundaries and limitations of the R rating. He has also made the careers of many comedy superstars and is an essential part of todays Hollywood.
One of the biggest films he ever had his hands on is still considered one of the best by a lot of people. It mixed raunchy humor, unforgettable characters, a great coming of age story (although it totally rips off American Graffiti) and truly pushes the boundaries in terms of what you can say in a film.
Superbad is about three friends in their senior year about to graduate and head off to college. One, Seth(Jonah Hill), is a foul mouthed fat kid with an obsession. An obsession with good porn and getting laid. But underneath that sex driven man is a bit of a wimp who doesnt own up to any of his problems. His best friend is Evan(Michael Cera) a quiet nerdy kid who just wants a relationship. Specifically he wants a relationship with the girl of his dreams Becca who just kind of ignores him. The third and final friend is Fogell. Fogell is a super nerd with a super sex drive. He happens to get a fake id and renamed himself McLovin. Using that id and with the pretense that they will be popular if they do it, Seth, Evan, and Fogell all go on a quest to buy alcohol for the big senior party. From their chaos ensues.
Its a hillarious movies with a lot of nonstop humor and great lines. It certainly DOES push boundaries saying stuff that I never thought (at the time) could be said in a movie. But underneath the raunch is a really really sweet story of friendship and overcoming obstacles and learning to grow up.
Its not a film for everyone and I certainly know a lot of people who hate it. But I love this movie and it is still extremly funny to me even after all these years. So if you are in a mood to laugh a lot than this is the movie to see.
MY VERDICT: OWN IT