Superbad

August 17th, 2007








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Superbad

Still of Jonah Hill in SuperbadStill of Bill Hader and Seth Rogen in SuperbadLeslie Mann at event of SuperbadStill of Michael Cera, Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in SuperbadStill of Michael Cera, Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in SuperbadStill of Michael Cera in Superbad

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.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 7.7/10 (190,829 voted)

Critic's Score: 76/100

Director: Greg Mottola

Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Storyline
Seth and Evan are best friends, inseparable, navigating the last weeks of high school. Usually shunned by the popular kids, Seth and Evan luck into an invitation to a party, and spend a long day, with the help of their nerdy friend Fogell, trying to score enough alcohol to lubricate the party and inebriate two girls, Jules and Becca, so they can kick-start their sex lives and go off to college with a summer full of experience and new skills. Their quest is complicated by Fogell's falling in with two inept cops who both slow and assist the plan. If they do get the liquor to the party, what then? Is sex the only rite of passage at hand?

Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Cast:
Jonah Hill - Seth
Michael Cera - Evan
Christopher Mintz-Plasse - Fogell
Bill Hader - Officer Slater
Seth Rogen - Officer Michaels
Martha MacIsaac - Becca
Emma Stone - Jules
Aviva - Nicola
Joe Lo Truglio - Francis the Driver
Kevin Corrigan - Mark
Clement Blake - Homeless Guy (as Clement E. Blake)
Erica Vittina Phillips - Liquor Store Cashier
Joe Nunez - Liquor Store Clerk (as Joseph A. Nunez)
Dave Franco - Greg the Soccer Player
Marcella Lentz-Pope - Gaby

Taglines: Come and Get Some



Details

Official Website: Sony Pictures [France] | Sony Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 17 August 2007

Filming Locations: California State University Northridge - 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $33,052,411 (USA) (19 August 2007) (2948 Screens)

Gross: $169,871,719 (Worldwide) (4 May 2008)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated version)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The bartender in the scene with the cops and Fogell is played by Ted Haigh, the graphic artist.

Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Evan is playing video games he comments on the use of an M16 assault rifle. The games he's playing is 'The Getaway: Black Monday', a British police game where M16s are not used.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Evan: Yo.
Seth: Hey, man, I was doing some research for next year and I think I figured out which website I wanna subscribe to. The Vag-Tastic Voyage.



User Review

Surprisingly Hilarious

Rating: 8/10

I was able to catch a screening of 'Superbad' last night in NYC and I was very pleased with the movie. I'm sure most will compare this to an 'American Pie' like comedy, but it's so much more than that. There were some "shock value" moments, but very well done to tip the scale more to funny than to gross.

It is a teen movie, so 'Superbad's plot is obviously basic. It's the performances of the 3 friends (Seth, Evan, and 'McLovin' Fogell) that really make it great. I am big Michael Cera fan thanks to the brilliant TV series "Arrested Development", and other fans will be delighted to see his equally hilarious performance as Evan. The movie has the sexually driven banter and gross outs that will appeal to 'American Pie' viewer and the smart timing and acting that will appeal to the 'Arrested Development' viewer. What was really surprising to me was the touching (platonic) relationship that Evan and Seth have. Also, 'McLovin' Fogell, is an absolute nerdy delight.

The only negative thing I noticed that it was a bit drawn out toward the middle, but it really picks up after. Overall it's a great time and might just be a success at the box office. Bad teen comedies are a dime a dozen, but 'Superbad' is a shiny golden egg!




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