We went to go see Superbad this weekend.
Was it a little low-brow? Perhaps. Was it possibly the funniest movie I've seen in about the last 5 years? Definitely.
Superbad is a totally R-rated movie. At the end of it, Denton turned to me and said, "words you'll never hear associated with Superbad: "...and now, the network television premiere of..." There is no way to ever cut it for regular broadcast televion.
For about three seconds we considered bringing the teen niece and nephew, but I thought....'no'. That decision was validated in the first 60 seconds. The theatre wasn't full by any means, but who was there seemed to be a bunch of male couples. Not like we were a couple - but just guy friends. I am sure we were the oldest folks there.
I've never seen any of the Porkys series or an entire American Pie movie, so I really have nothing to compare it to in this genre. But I really wanted to see this mostly because of the creative team behind it - and the cast I knew was good. I mean - c'mon, it's Seth Rogan. Gimme a Semitic man, in a police uniform and a fu man chu moustache....what's not to love?
But seriously - the three 'teens' were hilarious. Each one funnier than the last - and all with a different style. I've seen Jonah Hill (Knocked Up and the 40 Year Old Virgin) and Michael Cera (Arrested Development) and they were great, but the guy who plays McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) almost stole the movie. Actually, they all worked well as a unit.
Save a Ted Nugent song or two - the soundtrack really works too.
I highly recommend it. Honestly, I cannot remember when I laughed so often, so hard and out loud.