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Superbad

A movie directed by Greg Mottola

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Profanity laden , but has a silver lining

  • Nov 16, 2008
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Movies about teens trying to get some may not be new, but this latest effort really tries the hardest to get you laughing without depending on the old staples of potty humor and getting kicked in the nuts.

Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill) are best friends, about to leave high school and looking for some action to prepare them for the wild college life they imagine they're going to have. Despite being dorky and potty mouthed, each has a major crush on a babe, and when Seth gets invited to a party by his dream date, he willingly agrees when she cajoles him into getting the alcohol for the party. This brings in the scene stealing Fogell, (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) with his very fake ID that gives his name as McLovin, and things start to go really wrong from that point on.

An unlikely chain of events leads to the arrival of two really dumb cops (Bill Hader and Seth Rogen), the crashing of a party with some very bad company, and the heartbreaking loss of a bottle of alcohol. Eventually they get to the party, where predictably nothing goes according to plan.

While the unrestrained profanity and some of the content isn't suitable for young viewers, the one thing that really shines in this movie is the special relationship between Seth and Evan on the road to maturity.



Amanda Richards

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review by . November 08, 2008
Pros: It has its funny moments.     Cons: That much swearing?  Seriously?  *cue eye roll*     The Bottom Line: Slightly amusing, but could have easily been better.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. I hate it when movie trailers trick you.  At least my sister warned me first so I knew what to expect.  I now extend that same warning to you.    Seth and Evan …
review by . June 25, 2008
Pros: hysterically funny, totally outrageous teenage odyssey     Cons: not for everyone      The Bottom Line: Superbad... Can you dig it?     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) have been friends throughout their early school years, and now they are graduating high school. Evan has made it into Dartmouth, but Seth has not. It's put a bit of strain on their friendship, …
review by . February 05, 2008
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Easily the title of my review can't complement this movie enough and neither can the star rating system. This film is without a doubt the funniest teenage comedy I've seen... Ever, in fact it's even better than the original American Pie. The story tells of Seth and Evan two High School seniors who attempt to host one of the biggest beer bashes their town has ever seen and on a side note they hope to score.    During the movie the boys come across a problem with their party, they're …
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Director: Greg Mottola
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: 17 August 2007 (USA)
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Runtime: 113 min
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