Monday Movie Music Moment

I’d like to think that I have fairly decent taste in films; I generally try to seek out a worthwhile flick instead of constantly recycling old favourites or only patrolling the popular new comedy section at the video store. But that being said, I am in no way ashamed to say that one of my all-time favourite movies is Superbad. Seriously. Very few things in life are as funny as the 2007 script written for Michael Cera (token awkward dorky kid) and Jonah Hill (typical crude funny man) – which is why any opportunity I have to watch it again, quote it, or discuss its hilarity…I generally take it.

This scene stands out as hands down one of the most knee-slapping Michael Cera moments in the movie. The whole movie, which is based around a typically high school concept – two boys who want to do the dirty deed with girls that they like so they volunteer to buy alcohol for everybody to drink at an upcoming party – is one big flurry of chaos and discomfort. So, it’s perfect that in this scene, Evan, the bumbling and out-of-place quiet guy gets accidentally shuffled into a room with drug dealers and tough guys at a party he has been trying to leave. Separated from Hill, Evan is perfectly anxious enough until the dealers question who he is and assume he’s a friend’s brother who’s also a very good singer.

In order to keep his cool and avoid a rumble, they pressure him to sing for them and out of fear – he does. And the song he picks – These Eyes by The Guess Who – slays me every time. Take it away, Michael.

*Viewer discretion: Swearing and drug-use ahead – but who notices anyway? Michael Cera is chanelling Burton Cummings.

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About Jess Huddleston

Jess (@JessHuddles) is the music mama and song savvy nut of in a nutshell. Since she was young, Jess has noticed new acts, harassed people to find out what tune is playing and asked everyone to repeat themselves because she's plugged in. After completing a journalism degree at Carleton University, Jess stepped into the world of communications, music publicity and magazine writing, while still making time each day to share sounds. Although this funny gal also has a strong passion for fashion and all things pop culture, you're most likely to hear her rave that a particular song or album will "change your life." * Bad Habit: Smart Food. * Favourite Food: Avocado everything. * Favourite Restaurant: La Carnita. * Wine of Choice: Merlot. * Favourite Band/Artist(s): The Boss, Ryan Adams, The Walkmen, Band of Horses. * Favourite Song: All Springsteen songs, "Sweet Thing" by Van Morrison, “Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John, "I Go To The Barn" by Band of Horses and "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding. * Fashion Icon: Emily Weiss. * Favourite Movie: Only You, Forrest Gump, The Departed. * TV series: Breaking Bad or Friends. * Sport: Basketball and Soccer. * Team: Duke... but, realistically, Florida. * Blackberry or Iphone: iPhone. * Favourite Books: The Great Gatsby, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and all Kerouac.

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