101 Funniest Screenplays

Writing partners Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg got a head start on their script, when they were 13. Rogen and Goldberg were writing what they knew – the story of two high school best friends who really, really, really want to lose their virginity before college but are ill-equipped to enact the rite of passage. When Rogen left Canada to be in the TV series Freaks and Geeks, created by Judd Apatow, he and Goldberg rewrote the script on the phone. Meanwhile, Rogen, over the years, became part of Apatow’s circle. The result, in 2007, was a cocktail of raunch, irony and heart, as Seth and Evan (and a nerd friend with a highly memorable fake ID that dubs him McLovin) attempt to infiltrate manhood over one night of senior year. The movie was directed by Greg Mottola who had worked on another Apatow-created show Undeclared.