Superbad

August 17, 2007 0 By Fans
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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:


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(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!