Taking a wander through early civilization and biblical times is Year One, starring Jack Black and Michael Cera (Superbad). Zed (Black) is an accident-prone hunter exiled from his village after eating the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge. Accompanied by Oh (Cera), the pair travel over mountains and time to bare witness to various well know biblical events, such as the slaying of Abel by Cain. Year One ultimately questions religious superstition and the less than accurate interpretation of past down knowledge.
Comparisons of Year One with Monty Python’s classic and hilarious, Life of Brian, stop short of the latter films superior intelligence and irony. Yet Black still delivers his trademark high-octane comedic hilarity and buzzed enthusiasm like a Neanderthal who has drunk too many Red Bulls. Harold Ramis (Animal House, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day) directed and co-wrote the screenplay and shares producing credits with new comedy king, Judd Apatow (Superbad, Knocked Up). Further more, many of Apatow’s favorite actors make up the supporting roles, including Paul Rudd (Knocked Up) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad).