Thursday, November 22, 2007

Double FYC, or How 2007 was Apatow's Year

For Your Consideration (A Blog Next Door Style) - Knocked Up & Superbad
It's my blog and I'll FYC if I want to, FYC if I want to...

Everyone might be talking about that Variety ad regarding the upcoming Judd Apatow-produced movie Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox story but I thought I'd highlight two of this year's funniest comedies: the Judd Apatow-penned/helmed Knocked Up and the Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg written Superbad:
I know comedy is sometimes avoided by the Academy (when they do embrace it they tend to steer away from R-rated comedies and prefer the 'indie' films with dysfunctional families) but I do think that the screenplays for both the films are hilarious and offered the best laughs of the summer.
While the overall story of the Katherine Heigl/Seth Rogen vehicle was not as realistic as one could hope for, it still delivered rambunctious laughter and an amazing comedic performance by Leslie Mann as Heigl's bittersweet sister. Raunchier, and much more homoerotic, the Jonah Hill/Michael Cera buddy movie proved that the Trojan Wars-like genre is not yet dead, but on the contrary quite alive and well.

Favourite moments:

Knocked Up: Any scene at the E! studio including Alan Tudyck and Kristen Wig:
"Oh, no, we're not asking you to lose weight. That would be illegal. We just want you to be healthy, by eating less. So go home, weigh yourself on a scale, write than down. Then subtract 20 from that number. And weigh that. Yeah. "

Superbad: The penis drawings scene (and the credits at the end of course) and any scene with awkward Michael Cera:
Becca: Your cock is so smooth!
Evan: Yours would be too... if you were a man.

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POP COLONY said...

Uh where's Paul Rudd's nom for being ridiculously good looking???

Vance said...

I second Pop Colony's question!

Knocked Up (at this point for me) deserves to be one of the top 5 best pics of the year. It was both heartfelt and intelligent and funny with fart jokes. How can you lose?

Manuel B said...

Oh my god. That's how flaky I am this week - I'll blame it on American Slaps...(ahem) Thanksgiving.

Paul Rudd
(Hottest Apatow Posse Member)