Monday, August 20, 2007

Superbad? That's Putting It Mildly

In today's "Life" section of USA Today, you will find a front page article on the new "teen comedy" Superbad. Here are a couple of excerpts from the article, actually bookends in that they're the opening and closing lines . . .

B-list cast? R-rating? Excessive vulgarity? No problem when you're Judd Apatow. (Note: Apatow is the director)

Next, this little gem of a quote from Apatow himself . . .

I'm just trying to make movies about how people really are . . . Most of my life is R-rated. I'm just glad it's working for people so I can keep making filthy little films.

It's great when a newspaper article and the direct quotes from the newsmakers actually make my case for me. Perhaps this is indeed the "way people really are" in Apatow's inner circle, but most people I know really have little desire to swim in a septic tank. The real clincher is his own admitted desire to make "filthy little films." That really says it all.

Finally, a word to parents. I note that this is being billed as a "teen" comedy. The last time I checked, underage kids living at home are under the authority of their parents. If you don't bother to step up to the plate and control what your children see (or listen to for that matter), you will be held accountable by the Lord for negligent parenting.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Apatow produced rather than directed this film. A minor point in light of the MAIN point of the post, but it bugged a commenter enough to twit me over it. So I stand corrected. So Apatow produces "dirty little films" instead of directing them. That really absolves him, doesn't it?

6 comments:

Palm boy said...

That movie... Its not anything new, or to far out of the realm of what many teens do.

'Course, riding in a car with a drunk is what people do from time to time, and I don't do that either. :D

SolaMeanie said...

True enough, but I wanted to swat at it anyway. Come to think of it, I want to swat at a lot of things these days, LOL.

Linda said...

1st time visitor--came via Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life--I agree with you. Our pastor says, "People defend their entertainment choices by saying, 'Hey, this is real life.' Maybe so, but people also vomit and eat their toenails in real life, but I don't like to pay to see it or have it in my home."

DevinCarpenter said...

Apatow is not the director. Research, it might be good for you.

"Knocked Up" is known for its anti-abortion message. Next time maybe you should actually read about the film producer/ director you are knocking.

SolaMeanie said...

Well, hello to Devin...

Okay, Apatow PRODUCED the film rather than directed it. Feel better now?

Your smart-aleckness aside, my main point still stands. Get your head out of the sand and get over it.

And btw, I am not as diplomatic as Joe Whitchurch. Post shots at me and you risk getting depantsed in a very unpleasant fashion.

SolaMeanie said...

Welcome, Linda! I hope you enjoy the blog, event though you might not agree with me all the time.

Cindy's a sweetheart.