Saturday, August 18, 2007
Superbad's "McLovin" to join the Dartmouth Class of 2011
If you haven't already done so, I would highly suggest that you go see Superbad, the laugh-a-minute comedy movie of the moment. With as many enduring and fashionably quotable lines as Anchorman, Superbad features three friends -- soon to be high school graduates -- on a quest to lose their virginity before college, a distinction that has thus far evaded them for readily apparent reasons. Two of the characters are Dartmouth-bound, while the other didn't get in and will instead be attending a state university, thus breaking up their life-long trifecta for the foreseeable future.
A partly autobiographical cinematic masterpiece written by Seth Rogan (of The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up fame), who himself stars as a comically inept police officer (ala Super Troopers), Superbad focuses on Seth (Jonah Hill), Evan D'11 (Michael Cera, of Arrested Development fame), Fogell D'11 (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who is rumored to be rooming with Evan somewhere in East Wheelock) and their quest to buy alcohol for the only party they have ever been invited to, using Fogell's newly acquired fake ID, bearing only the singular name "McLovin"(which is also the name the character and actor will be exclusively referred to by all people, everywhere, from this moment forward).
Outside of the fact that everyone in the fall will be talking about it and that every line and scene has instantly become a part of American pop-culture, the movie is well worth the price of admission for its sheer entertainment and laugh value and its portrayal of Dartmouth in a well-deserved positive light (which is increasingly hard to come by nowadays).