Sunday, August 19, 2007

A Day at the Movies

I saw Superbad this afternoon.

Can I start out by sharing my confusion about a certain preview? Thanks. When H and I went with our 12-year-old niece and 9-year-old nephew (and their dad, H's brother) to The Simpsons Movie, rated PG-13, one of the previews shown beforehand was for Good Luck Chuck. The premise of the movie, according to this preview, is that if Dane Cook sleeps with a woman, she will marry the next guy she sleeps with. So women are lining up to sleep with Dane Cook because they know that the next guy after Dane will be their husband. Cut to a montage of sex scenes. Really explicit sex scenes. Then Dane meets Jessica Alba and falls in love. He really, really wants to sleep with her but knows that if he does, they'll break up and she'll marry someone else. Cut to several scenes of Dane and Jessica almost having sex. Cut to me trying to cover my nephew's eyes and ears because OH MY GOD.

So we go to Superbad, rated R, and there is also a preview for Good Luck Chuck. Except in this preview, the premise of the movie is that Dane and Jessica are dating, but Jessica has extremely bad luck. Cut to a montage of wacky accidents where Jessica keeps accidentally hurting Dane. The end. Why show the sexually explicit preview before The Simpsons, a CARTOON movie, but then show a light romantic comedy preview before Superbad, a raunchy movie about boys trying to get laid? I do not understand.

P.S. Good Luck Chuck does not look good, based on either preview.

So, anyway, Superbad. It was good. Not as good as Knocked Up, but still funny. I think I would like this movie better if I were a boy or liked weiner jokes more, but since I am not and do not, I would give this movie 3 out of 5 stars.

10 comments:

stefanie said...

I am not a boy and do not particularly like wiener jokes, but this one looked funny to me anyway. Maybe I should wait for DVD?

Marmite Breath said...

We're going to see Superbad on Thursday for our 10 year anniversary (because nothing says romance like a Judd Apatow flick, right?).

The trailers that came on before Stardust made me want to shield my poor children's eyes and ears.

Noelle said...

Anything with Dane Cook is inappropriate for any age. I saw Superbad over the weekend as well. I had a great time, and afterwards Birmingham told me it was pretty much the biography of him in high school. That explains a lot.

KM said...

We almost went to see Superbad this weekend as well--it fit in well with our weekend theme of sitting around watching entertaining things--but we were too lazy. I still need to see Knocked Up. I'm sure we'll see both on DVD.

Glad you're back from your blacation. :)

L Sass said...

Hmmm... I think that wiener jokes qualify Superbad as a renter for me, too.

Also, I have zero interest in any Dane Cook project. He just oozes sleaze to me.

lizgwiz said...

I almost never go see movies in the theatre anyway, so I'll probably wait until it comes out on DVD, but I am TEMPTED to see it sooner because of my deep (and not at all sick or inappropriate) love for the adorable Michael Cera. Weiner jokes or no.

JayAre said...

I'm going to see Superbad this afternoon. And even though I am not a boy, I do enjoy a good weiner joke, so hopefully I will enjoy the movie!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Wait, did you bring the kids with you to Superbad? Because I got carded not once, but TWICE to get into that movie yesterday.

Also, does it make me a weird girl that I thought the movie was funnier than Chris did?

Whiskeymarie said...

I pretty much am a 13-year old boy, judging by my usual sense of humor.
I love wiener jokes. Love 'em.

And I agree, Mr. Cera singing to the cokeheads was hilarious.

-R- said...

I feel like I have somehow misrepresented my feelings for Superbad. It was good, and I would recommend seeing it. But it was not as good as Knocked Up, mostly because I am not into weiner/wiener jokes. I would also recommend this movie just to see Michael Cera on the big screen. (I am with you, liz.)

Also, just to clarify, I did NOT take children to see Superbad, nancyp. It was just H and me.