Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Not bad. Pretty good.
Seriously... When ManwithaVan was in high school he got lowbrow skin flicks like “American Pie”, which was admittedly funny at the time, but still felt… removed… over-produced and unrealistic. Enter Judd Apatow (credited here as a Producer) and his ongoing saga of laugh-out-loud yet down-to-earth fun-fare. While “Superbad” indeed packs in its fair share of outlandish shenanigans, it’s the first movie about high school I can remember that seems like a more honest portrayal of the times, boldly manifested in it’s humanistic characters. And it manages to be pretty damn funny in doing so, sporting a fabulous cast of Apatow familiars and some super sharp dialogue. Although it's a bit long.