Superbad not for SF?
Posted 08.30.07 by reelz
I got a call from a friend in San Francisco a couple of days ago with the express purpose of telling me how awful he thought Superbad was. "Superbad was super bad," he informed me.
This was pretty odd, I thought, as not only has it swept the box office the past two weekends, but everyone I know (myself included) thought it was, as I put it, "piss in your pants funny." But he stood his ground. Seven of them went to see it. All but one walked out.
"Were you with all girls?" I trouble-shot. After all, Superbad definitely caters to the adolescent male sense of humor. "Nope," he replied. So much for that theory.
So I formulated a new one. Perhaps movies like Superbad are a poor match for areas that, how do I put this correctly, take themselves very seriously? I love San Francisco--the gorgeous buildings, the happy people and the liberal-leaning politics all suit my taste quite well. But perhaps the city culture is so much about doing the right thing and being mindful in your choices (both admirable traits) that it leaves little room for good old fashioned dick jokes.
Thoughts? I'm always here at hhuntington@Reelz.com.