Brief summary: I’ve seen this a small handful of times, but it’s always enjoyable. The ever-charming and sexually promiscious Ari Graynor and the stoic, nerdy, and sexually repressed/inexperienced friend Lauren Anne-Miller (Seth Rogen’s wife in real life) play two New Yorkers, struggling with employment issues. They reluctantly get a place together, even after an experience in the past made them strongly dislike each other.
After a short time of living together, Lauren (Lauren Anne-Miller) finds out one night that Katie (Ari Graynor) started a small phone sex operation, and she is absolutely disgusted. Soon after that, Lauren loses her good job, and after several fruitless job searches, offers to help Katie get more customers, as her business manager and tech adviser, for a third of Katie’s profits. Their gay friend Jesse (Justin Long) has no clue what they’re up to, and his scene-stealing scenes and dialogue are always hilarious. Mark Webber is also in the film, and plays a hipster indie filmmaker (and also Ari Graynor’s love interest).
Like Superbad, the film has its raunchy moments, but they’re always delivered with a classy, self-aware sense of humor. There are parts which may offend the faint-of-heart, but I don’t think that’s you, dear reader. After all, you’re on a blog which proudly features films which aren’t always G-rated or “safe.”
This is a great, light-hearted “summery” film, in the spirit of all the great Judd Apatow films (Superbad, Adventureland, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, etc)…. a great soundtrack, great acting, and lines that will definitely make you chuckle or laugh out loud. Definitely recommended.