Theatrical Release: August 17, 2007


This 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 topic of human sexuality. This is the story of their misguided attempts to reverse a lifelong losing streak with the ladies in one panic-driven night…that awful, humiliating night you cherish for the rest of your life.

Dove Review

This film takes you back to those awkward days of high school and the famed last party of the year that seems to happen shortly before or after graduation. The one-on-one interactions between the characters was incredibly realistic-almost painfully so when members of the opposite sex talked. However, the party scenes and instances with the local police are not realistically done.

There were several reasons why the Dove Family-Approved Seal was not given to this picture. The Dove Foundation will not approve any film as family friendly that uses the f word. In addition, this film dealt with unethical police, racial stereotyping, breaking the law without consequence, excessive drinking, and more phallic drawings than one person can count.

Content Description

Sex: Several instances of boy-girl kissing, unmarried couple having sex; unmarried couple making out extensively; discussion of masturbation.
Language: F-107; S-15; B-5; A-7; Slang for male genitalia-75; Slang for female genitalia-23; Slang for sex act-10; Slang for homosexuals-2
Violence: A few instances of man hit by car; instances of gun going off; several fights between men; a few instances of man spitting on other man.
Drugs: Rampant underage drinking; cigarette smoking; police drinking on duty.
Nudity: Women in short shorts; numerous phallic drawings; topless woman; two instances of women in bras and panties.
Other: Shows police officers not behaving honorably while on duty; discussion of menstruation; use of fake ids; contemplation of theft; four instances of vomit; racial stereotype.


Company: Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Writer: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Director: Greg Mottola
Producer: Judd Apatow
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 113 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Carrie Clark