OK, I have to admit that my sense of humor can be sometimes juvenile. I love Judd Apatow movies and this one is one of my all time favorites. Jonah Hill (Seth) when he gets on one of his neurotic run on sentence modes has to be one of the funniest guys in movies today. His "slothness" only makes it better.
Last night as I was flipping through the channels after getting Miss M to bed, I caught the last half of this movie (I own it as well). I couldn't resist watching it for the hundredth time. After a while, it made me wonder "What is it about this movie I like so much?" Didn't take long to answer: I identified with the characters. No, not McLovin (though that dude is hilarious), and not Seth. The Michael Cera character (Evan) is a decent representation of me in high school: good student, too nice a guy to have real fun, scared of girls, painfully insecure, and waiting to get to college to break out.
I was a late bloomer. Not until my late 20's did really come into my own becoming comfortable with who I am, confident in my abilities, just felt ok with being me, and honestly, no longer give a crap what people think of me. Freeing, right? It's very rare that I'm intimidated by speaking with anyone or feel there is something I can't do or learn.
I started thinking about this lately because recently through Facebook I've connected with a lot of people from high school with whom I haven't spoken since graduation, or rather, they've connected with me. Most of them are the "hot girls" from high school who wouldn't be seen talking with me back in the day (or at least that's how I felt about it). Instead of me painfully admiring from afar like Evan in Superbad though, now they are all contacting me. What the hell was I so scared of back in the day?
It's been nice I must say and kind of flattering having all the "popular girls" chasing me now. Just like me, half of them are single parents now looking for that second partner. A lot of them still look great too. Lots of flirty emails have been flying back and forth and there have been some phone calls, but nothing even close to serious, plus, I'm still with Hot Girl and that is going really well at the moment. Just having fun.
Funny thing about high school is that at the time, everything we're going through seems SO serious. If only we knew then what we know now.
Is there a movie character that represents you in high school?