It’s a little-known literary fact
that Robert Burns’ poem, ‘Ode to a Mouse’ originally read:
“The best plans of men
to get laid do often go awry.”
publisher told him to ‘tone it down’ to make the now-famous little ditty more marketable.
But whatever the
translation, either would apply to the plot of “Superbad,” the new comedy from the Judd Apatow camp, which looks
to tighten its grip on Hollywood comedies, between this film, the summer’s earlier hit “Knocked Up,” and
2005’s “40-Year-Old Virgin.”
While Apatow did
not direct this one as he did the previous two (he passed the responsibility to longtime collaborator Greg Mattola), his fingerprints
are all over it.
The film once again
follows misfit man-boys on a quest to make sense of the opposite sex. This time, the quest takes place over the course of
one high school evening and the leads are two horny teens, Seth (played by the beefy Jonah Hill) and Evan (played by the gangly
Michael Cera). (read more)