I went to a screening last night with medium expectations and left really happy. This is a great summer movie. Just perfect.
Remember American Pie? Well this is like American Pie, except replace the big gross out gags and obvious humor with subtle, awkward Roganesque dialog.
Interestingly, I thought the only parts that dragged were the scenes with Rogan himself playing the zany cop with Bill Hader. Not that they didn't have their moments, but you get the gag early on and they kind of just level out and drive it into the ground. At times it almost seemed like they were improvising their scenes. And not in a good, Curb your Enthusiasm way, but in a way where you sit there thinking "Wait a minute, are those guys just making this up as they go along?" But honestly, they're still pretty funny. Just not up to the standards the rest of the movie set.
Michael Cera may play the same character over and over for the rest of his life, and I'll be fine with that cause he got this role out of the way early on. He was great. Jonah Hill was even better. They nailed just about every scene. You care about these guys by the end. You root for them.
This movie left me with a better feeling in my gut than I've had walking out of any movie in a really long time. If you remember liking American Pie 8 years ago (even if you can't imagine why, today), and think Knocked Up and 40 Year Old Virgin are pretty much the two funniest movies of the last few years, you'll LOVE this. If either of those two things are true, you should really really like it. It's the best of both worlds. I give it my highest summer movie recommendation.