I am McLovin' "Superbad"
Director Greg Mottola and Writer Seth Rogen deliver the goods!
(August 20) From Seth Rogen ("Knocked Up") and Judd Apatow ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin") comes "Superbad," a film about two co-dependent high school seniors who are forced to come to grips with the realization that high school is almost over. The solution: buy hot underage girls booze to throw the greatest graduation party of all time.
Jonah Hill ("Accepted") and Michael Cera ("Arrested Development") star as Seth and Evan, best friends since kindergarten whose lifelong friendship is about to hit its first major snag - the twosome are going to different colleges in the fall.
Turns out Evan is going to Dartmouth (where Seth couldn't exactly make the cut) and rooming with another geeky amigo, Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who constantly serves as a source of annoyance for Seth, as Fogell tries to butt in on his ‘exclusive' affiliation with Evan).
The absurdity of "Superbad" begins with a timeless yearning for the unattainable - the ability to buy alcoholic beverages in high school. Fogell sets out to get a fake ID, much to the surprise and delight of Seth, who is already scheming to use Fogell to get booze for a certain girl he's been trying to hook up with named Jules (the lohan-esque Emma Stone).
Fogell returns with his ID and Seth is immediately disenchanted. Name: McLovin - the 25-year-old Hawaiian organ donor. No last name - just the moniker of McLovin. The trio begins to lose faith in the prospect of showing up at the party with booze.
Fogell (or McLovin, whichever you prefer) finally gets up the guts and goes to a liquor store where the clerk buys Fogell's new identity and sells him the liquor - only to get punched in the face by a thief who holds up the store.
This is where we meet officers Slater and Michaels (SNL's Bill Hader and Hollywood's latest comical genius, Seth Rogen) who offer the mysterious McLovin a ride to his destination after getting his ticket punched by the thief. A friendship is found as this new trio cruise the strip in their police cruiser.
Meanwhile, Seth and Evan are back where they started from - with Fogell apparently busted by the cops, they set out on their own to impress the lovely Jules as well as Evan's all-time crush, Becca (Martha MacIsaac of "Ice Princess").
While filled with crude humor and tons of adult language, "Superbad" has a huge heart filled with sentiment. Once again Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen revive comedy from the throes of a long prolonged death.
Sandler? Carrey? Ferrell? MOVE OVER - Seth Rogen and his loyal band of laugh-producing associates are taking over comedy, and for the better I say.
Okay, "Superbad" might not be for everyone - those over 30 will probably hold their noses high in the air and speak of their exceptional maturity and high taste in comedy when it comes to the coarse dialogue and gross-out gags in the film. For those who aren't as pretentious, I guarantee "Superbad" will pack lots of laughs and maybe a little nostalgia for those high school days.