Seth Rogen says no one has made a good high school movie since Superbad
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Seth Rogen believes ‘no one has made a good high school movie since Superbad’.
Well, they say don’t get high off your own supply, and it looks like the comedian has done just that.
During an interview with People, the Knocked Up actor spoke about the resurgence of the 2007 film that kickstarted the careers of Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Emma Stone.
The 40-year-old says he and his 20-year-old The Fableman’s co-star, Gabe Labelle, connected over the film.
"What's crazy is that Gabe LaBelle is like, 19 years old and his and his friends' favourite movie is Superbad," Rogen told the outlet.
"So it never changed for some reason. No one's made a good high school movie since then."
I guess humility isn’t exactly the actor’s strong suit.
The coming-of-age comedy made over USD $170.8 million (AUD $242 million) at the box office, officially making it one of the highest-earning comedies of the 2000s, and it's since been hailed as a pivotal movie for the millennial generation.
Rogen wrote the screenplay with his longtime best friend Evan Goldberg, who wanted to create their own film, citing they couldn’t connect to '90s movies at the time.
The two had based it on their high school experiences, and many of the characters, such as Dan Remick and Mike Snider, were people they grew up with.
And yes, they even met a girl who shed her period on the dance floor.
"We went upstairs, into my sister’s bedroom, where the computer was, and we opened Word—because we didn’t know there were other options—and we started writing an awful first draft of Superbad," Goldberg told Vanity Fair.
Rogen’s collaborator, Judd Apatow, even encouraged them to keep writing the script.
While the film took around seven years to develop, with the plot changing constantly, Rogen said the original idea always remained the same.
Rogen said: "It was fundamentally about the same idea. Essentially there was a party and the guys were trying to buy beer."
He added: "It was inspired largely just by our desire to buy alcohol at the time. That was very true. We liked going to house parties. We had a tonne of house parties at our high school for whatever reason. And it always was a challenge to get booze."
Ah, a simple premise, but executed perfectly.
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