Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Plot: Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.
Writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg started this script when they were just 13 years old, because "we just wanted to see if we could write a movie."
Michael Cera's mother actually read the script before he did and she was the one who convinced him to try out for the part.
The pivotal penis drawings were a "bone" of contention with the MPAA, particularly the scene with young Becca holding an image of one of them. Producer Judd Apatow said it was the subject of much legal wrangling, including how erect they could be, if veins could be shown, etc. However, the actress playing young Becca, Laura Marano, had a different picture to hold before they cut to the actual drawing. You can even see from the reverse that the drawing she holds appears completely different.
Eminem says that this is his favorite movie of all time.
The penis drawings featured in the film are done by David Goldberg, Evan Goldberg's brother. There were close to 1000 produced, but only a handful were featured in the movie and closing credits.
The lead characters, Seth and Evan, are named for writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Water was used for vodka, apple juice for hard liquor, and non-alcoholic beer was used for the party scenes.
Seth (Jonah Hill)'s comment about Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) looking "like a future pedophile" after being shown the ID was ad-libbed.
According to the DVD commentary, the night that Evan (Michael Cera) describes to Becca early in the movie is "beat by beat" what Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and their friend Sam Fogell did when they were in high school.
The song Michael Cera's character Evan sings at the party midway through the movie can be heard playing on the radio in the police car in a following scene.
Film debut of Emma Stone and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Seth Rogen's father appears as the baseball bat-wielding dad when Seth and Fogell are fleeing the police through backyards.
Because Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fogell) was only 17 at the time of filming, his mother was required to be on set during the filming of his sex scene.
Emma Stone's (Jules) reaction to getting hit in the head by Jonah Hill (Seth) was improvised. At the end the writers decided to keep it in the final cut.