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From the guy who brought you Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes SUPERBAD. Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) want nothing more than to lose their virginity before they head off to college. To do that, though, they need to get liquor for the big party that night. With the help of their friend Fogell, a.k.a. McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and his fake I.D., the three of them go on a hilarious chase for that elusive booze, dodging incompetent cops (Knocked Up's Seth Rogen and "Saturday Night Live's" Bill Hader), angry neighbors and jealous boyfriends. Hailed as an "iconic comedy...a true classic of its times" (Pete Hammond, Maxim), SUPERBAD is a laugh-out-loud masterpiece!"
Striking a balance between raunch and sweetness is a tall order for any film, but the Judd Apatow-produced Superbad manages to serve up both in equal and satisfying portions without undercutting a consistent stream of laugh-out-loud performances and gags. Michael Cera (the sublime George Michael Bluth from Arrested Development) and unstoppable scene-stealer Jonah Hill (Apatow's Knocked Up) are lifelong pals who attempt to make up for years of obscurity by getting into one blowout party before parting ways for college; an opportunity presents itself in the form of Hill's crush, the lovely Jules (Emma Stone), who wants the boys to bring liquor to her shindig. What follows is a combination road adventure and coming of age story as Cera and Hill tackle crazed partygoers, a pair of overeager cops (played by co-scripter and producer Seth Rogen and Saturday Night Live 's Bill Hader), and the hard truth about girls and their own emotional bond. The humor is crass and occasionally gross but never mean-spirited, and Cera and Hill offer believable performances as guys wholly unaware of their own potential, yet ready to risk humiliation in order to find out. They're well supported by a cast of Apatow regulars, including Kevin Corrigan, Martin Starr, David Krumholtz, and Carla Gallo (and Stone and Martha MacIsaac are terrific as their love interests), but the film is completely shoplifted by newcomer Christopher Mintz-Plasse as their uber-nerdy pal Fogell, whose fake ID handle is among the movie's funniest gags. Classic funk fans should also keep an ear out for the score by Lyle Workman, which features such James Brown and P-Funk veterans as Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, and Clyde Stubblefield. --Paul Gaita
Stills from Superbad (click for larger image)
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|Movies like "Superbad" raising the bar for all new comedies to come?||
Anyone who didn't laugh during this movie has some serious issues. Lighten up, Francis.
True, it was vulgar, but there were tons of moments that were very funny to even a lover of non-crass humor. The cop scenes, the liquor store scene, the party scenes...all had several comedic moments,... Read More
Jan 3, 2008 by Jason | See all 13 posts
|Blu-ray Edition starring: Ice Cube and John C McGinley?||
Haha I just noticed they are listed as the starring actors and was about to ask the same question. Very strange that someone was able to overlook that...
May 4, 2009 by Nicholas Bryant | See all 3 posts
|What's the difference between this and the 1 disk version?||
Each will carry an anamorphic widescreen transfer, along with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track. Extras on the two-disc include commentaries by Judd Apatow, Seth Rogren, Greg Mottola, Evan Goldberg, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, a making of featurette, deleted... Read More
Nov 29, 2007 by M. Pillai | See all 2 posts
|Which movie character was smoothest with the ladies?||
Fogel... aka McLovin
Jan 21, 2008 by K. Pham | See all 6 posts
|Everyone Hates Mike Cera||
It appears to be a joke, but nonetheless if anyone has any facts on the matter I would like to hear them.
Jan 14, 2008 by Mr. Schaeffer L. Arnold | See all 3 posts
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