Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. KNOCKED UP is fuckin' hilarious. I'm hoping SUPER BAD is the chocolate to KNOCKED UP's peanut butter, the kleenex to KNOCKED UP's lotion. What? Eww... Anyway, Jonah Hill is great... he's the fat kid from 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN who wants to buy the disco boots from Catherine Keener and he was the fat hotdog guy in ACCEPTED. Put him together with George Michael from ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and a script from Seth Rogen then we have a winning combo. Same deal as 'CulanDephi's' previous report on SHOOTER. Early screening, not finished product, etc, etc. Little to no spoilers.
Don't know if anybody out there has heard of this movie yet. Apatow is a co-producer and the fact that his film Knocked Up is due soon may be the reason why. Anywho, this movie is written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and directed by Greg Mottola. When you look up Greg on IMDB you'll see that he directed a few episodes of "The Comeback." Please, for the love of God, don't hold that against him or this film. If you don't know who Seth Rogen is stop reading right now. Seriously, just click somewhere else on this page and visit one of Harry's sponsors. The movie stars Michael Cera (the kid from Arrested Development), Jonah Hill (unfamiliar to me too), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (newcomer), Seth Rogen and Bill Hader from SNL. OK, sorry for all the fluff. I went into this film not knowing anything about it other than Seth Rogen and Bill Hader. So, no expectations. When I saw Michael Cera in it I had a flicker of hope. Was my hope justified? Oh my god, yes. And young Mr. Cera isn't even the reason why. Wherever they got Jonah Hill from was pure brilliance. This kid, along with Cera and the newcomer, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, are the three funniest characters to come to cinema in a long time. This movie is as funny as, dare I say it? Yes, I dare, Anchorman. (And I mean the first version of Anchorman screened, not the test audience "re-cut" that was released to the unfortunate masses.) Not a fan of Anchorman? You're an idiot. But no worries, this film will have you rolling as these kids run around trying to buy booze for a party thrown by girls they hope to score with. While all of this goes down "hilarious hi-jinks" ensue and Cera and Hill's characters come to grips with going to separate colleges the next year. This movie is funny and has those "feel good" moments that help the film but don't bog it down in gayness. In fact, the ony "bad" part about this film is Seth Rogen and Bill Hader who play two police officers that run into the kids now and again throughout the film. They are funny in their own right but are completely blown away by the three "heroes" of the picture. I will say that, at times the film slows a tiny bit in the second act (when Rogen and Hader show up) but the rest of the comedy more than makes up for it. Remember the name Super Bad and do yourelf a favor and see it when it's released. I am sorry for this pathetic review but I don't want to spoil it for anybody and only hope to spur a good talk back session.