Superbad

  • 15
  • Greg Mottola (2007)
  • US
  • 108 min
Superbad
Film Review
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4 out of 5

This post-American Pie teen movie serves up all the essential elements of the genre - the high-school boys desperate to get laid; the embarrassing disasters that befall them on the way; boozy parties and unimpressed girls, etc - but does it with a scabrous and intelligent wit. Seth (Jonah Hill) and Eric (Michael Cera, from TV's Arrested Development) are high schoolers who plan to provide booze for a party and thus ensure the gratitude (and sexual favours) of its female attendees. Sadly, an idiot friend going by the fake-ID pseudonym of "McLovin" and two utterly corrupt and drunken cops are among the characters that foil their plans. Superbad stands out from the standard teen-movie crowd with its slacker dialogue, universally funny performances and an unexpected sweetness in the friendship between the sex-crazed Seth and the slightly more diffident Eric. For those with a high tolerance for exuberant crudity, belly laughs are guaranteed.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera as Seth and Evan, two boys bonded by their lack of popularity. When the pair finally get invited to a party they embark on a quest to procure alcohol in the hope that it will not only lay to rest their geeky reputation but also improve their chances with the opposite sex.

Cast and crew

Cast

Seth
Jonah Hill
Evan
Michael Cera
Fogell
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Officer Slater
Bill Hader
Officer Michaels
Seth Rogen
Becca
Martha MacIsaac
Jules
Emma Stone
Nicola
Aviva
Francis the driver
Joe Lo Truglio
Mark
Kevin Corrigan

Crew

Director
Greg Mottola

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Sony Pictures
Guidance: 
Swearing, sex scenes and drug abuse.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 14 Sep 2007
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Categories
Comedy

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