|Cast: Michael Cera,
Joe Lo Truglio,
Director(s): Greg Mottola
Though it may seem like the usual teen comedy plot (last few weeks of high school, nerds wanna get laid, big popular kids' party, etc....) it is FAR superior to the 'American Pie' and 'Harold and Kumar' standards, and way wittier. Too many funny lines to quote....
What stands out are the performances by EVERYONE - all memorable characters (especially McLovin!), played by virtual no-namers (you mighta heard of Michael Cera and Seth Rogen), who perfectly capture the essence and angst of high school. The cops were a little over-the-top, but funny nonetheless. There are scenes which reminded me dead-on of the ol' Vice Nights....yeeesh!
"Fuck my life!"
Very funny stuff here from start to finnish. Mitch & I were PLOTZing in our seats.
Again, too much to mention, and I don't want to spoil anything but a very funny movie. I see becoming an "instant classic" especially with a younger crowd.
I loved the movie, watched it with the missus...she didn't laugh as MUCH, but still enjoyed it. I find all these Seth Rogan/Judd Apatow thingies to be more "male"centric, dealing with the angst/problems of being a man. So girls might have a harder time relating (hell, they can go watch Sisterhood of Travelling Pants).
I do, however, find they perfectly capture the life of "REAL" high school (heavy use of quotes), from the language to the way people REALLY act.
And Michael Cera's performance was outstanding less for what he says than for HOW he says it. He's outstanding with simple facial expressions and un-spoken dialogue...
One thing that I found funny was the missus asked WHICH of the geeks I most identified with...LOL! Um, thanks...
Definately Michael Cera...
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