ONE MILLION TOOTHPASTES

SUPERBAD (2007)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Caught Superbad yesterday and it’s great!

Produced by those who brought you Knocked Up, it’s the same kind of crude humour and not-so-handsome boys with a real story behind it. The best friends – Seth and Evan – are leaving high school to go to college and the bad thing is that they are going to different colleges. In order to make themselves look like the coolest guys in school, they plan to get booze for the party and try to get their dream girls. But who knows what can happen in one day when they have got “McLovin” for a friend, meet two crazy cops and one night of hilarious happenings?? Though it’s filled with rude language and a bit of nudity, it’s essentially about the two best friends who are afraid for their future without each other.

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THE RIGHT THING

KNOCKED UP (2007)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Knocked Up is more realistic as it plays on the danger of one night stands and how drinking REALLY mars your vision, considering how pretty Alison (Katherine Heigl) hooks up with average guy Ben (Seth Cohen) under the influence of alcohol.

The story picks up when she discovers she’s pregnant and contacts Ben, requesting for help and support during the remaining seven months of her pregnancy. However, Ben seems to need more help than her; he does not have any income/savings and he smokes pot and watch porn with his friends daily. I guess the main draw of the film is seeing how Ben matures from a no-brainer to serious Joe, and does his best to win Alison back after disappointing the hormonally-imbalanced her too many a time. It also talks about the ‘sacrifices’ each gender has to make after they get married or have a child. In this case, it’s all fast-forwarded since the pregnancy is unexpected. The delivery scene is hilarious too, though I must say parts of it were rather explicit. The ‘crowning’ image shown (3 times within a minute) is similar but clearer than what was shown during Science class is secondary school. At the end of the movie, you’ll start to think that Ben is really a good guy after all, well at least better than most of the friends he hangs out with.

I liked the movie. I like Knocked Up‘s soundtrack too. Nice and relaxing tunes. Their website is cute too – using pregnancy test kits to signify ‘loading in process’.