Don’t Block the Cock; Guide the Cock. See “Superbad.”

superbad [psterThis is one of those movies based on drunken teenage antics to speed-dialgue that leave me ashamed of my own inability to put together dick jokes.

“You don’t want college girls to think you suck dick at fucking pussy” do you? Well, here is a tutorial then. “Superbad”, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is about two teenagers named Seth (Jonah HIll) and Evan (Michael Cera), about to graduate High School and willing to give up a testicle to get accepted and get laid before the finale. Their last chance comes when one of the girls they are after invites them to a party she is throwing at her house and they seal their fates by offering to bring booze via fake ID of third-wheeling friend Fogell played brilliantly by debuting Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Although this played out story is what drives the plot, the movie is actually about the deep friendship between Seth and Evan and how that is endangered by the fact that they will be going to different colleges. And it is very much about about hormones–male hormones. It is also about slightly crooked cops come father figures out for a joy-ride with booze and guns. There is even a little taste of what the future may hold as the guys end up crashing a house party where the guests are balding and getting brain dead with aspirations no higher than seeing a fight break out. Finally, the movie is specifically about dick, because Seth just can’t let his go.

Rogen and Goldberg started writing this extended dick joke when they were only thirteen, and the extent of their ability to include male and female genitalia into every other sentence in the dialogue is quite impressive. Seth is by far the master of this, while Evan hangs back as the quiet guy who dresses and acts like an old man and throws in a little wit here and there. And then there is Fogell. Someone so dorky he’s hardly aware of reality; while his voice was cracking trying to emulate Hip Hop culture so was my heart. But this isn’t “Revenge of the Nerds”, and this isn’t “American Pie either”. It’s much funnier possibly because it’s less based on stereotypes and actually fills its characters out a little.

The end is a little misty as the guys entered a new phase of their lives where girls stopp being one-dimensional objects with only one function. But I stumbled out of the theater still laughing as the title song played and dick cartoons flickered side by side with end credits.

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