Pros: Fun flick with some very funny and good actors.
Cons: Some parts felt forced and a bit over-the-top.
I love a good drama, thriller, or mystery - but every once in a while it's nice to take a break from that and just sit down to a movie that doesn't require you to think. This was one of those movies.
There was nothing really original about this movie at all, but there didn't have to be. All the standard elements of this genre were there: teens, sex, relationships, alcohol, graduating, parties, corrupt/clueless cops who drink and drive. Ok, that last one was weird. The cops (Bill Hader and Seth Rogen) were funny to an extent, and I am all for suspending disbelief to some degree - but their antics were just a little too extreme to take in.
The two main actors (Jonah Hill and Michael Cera) were awesome together. I think these guys played really well off each other and seemed very convincing as buddies. I like Cera's low-key, natural delivery, particularly a line he delivers early in the movie, when Jonah's character makes a comment about Cera's character's mother (guess you'll have to watch it to find out what that line is). McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) provided some good humor, but his dorkiness seemed forced at some times.
Overall, I highly recommend this movie as a fun flick that doesn't require you to think too much. Just sit back and laugh at the crude and slapstick-style humor.