arenít funny and canít write or direct, put in lots of scenes that will
appeal to 15 year old boys to try to make them titter in embarrassment
with sexual themes. That makes them feel sexually wise and adult. Thatís
what writers (Andrew J. Cohen and Brenden OíBrien) and director
(Nicholas Stoller) do here which telegraphs their lack of confidence in
their talent by relying on cheap sex jokes and foul language as a
substitute for humor.
at a high school intellect that has just discovered sex, this has little
appeal for anyone who can qualify as an adult. Everyone throws F-bombs
in virtually every sentence, but that should come as no surprise to
followers of Seth Rogen who apparently wonít read a script unless itís
loaded with the F-word. But it seems especially inappropriate when Rose
Byrne, who looks like a sweet young mother, populates her vocabulary
with the word almost constantly, also.
are a lot of disgusting rutting scenes as well as hordes of college kids
partying. How many times can a director put shots of a naked man on top
of a naked woman highlighted by his rear end going up and down? This is
itís not just stupid, itís irresponsible. Itís about a young couple,
Rogen and Byrne, who live in a house with their infant daughter next to
a fraternity house whose president is Zac Efron. In one segment Rogen
and Byrne are so upset that they leave their daughter alone in their
house and go next door to the fraternity and party all night. Never is
it shown how their daughter got along at home alone, or is it brought
out that this is a criminally negligent thing to do. In fact the
abandonment of their infant daughter is never referred to again.
older Efron gets, the worse his roles. Heís been in at least one good
film, but, maybe because of his appearances in the High School
Musical trilogy, apparently the only roles he can get now are those
that portray him as a hunk (the film takes pains to have him appear
shirtless). Heís really gone downhill since he made such an auspicious
appearance in Me and Orson Welles (2008) when he was 21.
unfunny film has no redeeming value, a complete waste of time.