In movies and television programs, Judd Apatow has embraced both the outrageous and the emotional. As the writer and director of the feature films Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the producer of the blockbuster comedies Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and the creator of the acclaimed television series "Freaks and Geeks" and "Undeclared," Apatow has developed a reputation for stories that are equal measures sentimental and unrefined.
The latest film from Apatow as a producer is no exception. Superbad is a coming-of-age cautionary tale about two socially inept teenage boys about to graduate high school. Theirs is a ridiculously dependent friendship -- but now, they've gotten into different colleges and are forced to contemplate life apart. Evan (Michael Cera) is sweet, smart, and generally terrified. Seth (Jonah Hill) is foul-mouthed, volatile, and all-consumed with the opposite sex. This is the story of their misguided attempts to approach the objects of their affections in one panic-driven night...that awful, humiliating night you cherish for the rest of your life.
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