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Superbad (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  17 August 2007 (USA)
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Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.


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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? Written by <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, strong language, drinking, some drug use and a fantasy/comic violent image - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Separation Anxiety  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,052,411 (USA) (17 August 2007)


£6,292,890 (UK) (19 October 2007)

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Mark RogenSeth Rogen's father appears as the baseball bat-wielding dad when Seth and Evan are fleeing the police through backyards. See more »


When Evan and Seth are first approaching the school the sign says there are 2 weeks left of school for seniors. When confronting the Home Ec teacher in the beginning, Seth claims there are 3 weeks left in the school year. Later in shop class, Evan says it's the last 2 weeks of school. See more »


[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.
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During the end credits, Seth's compulsive drawings appear in better detail. See more »


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Written by Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman
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Hilarious, gross, yet smart movie
18 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Superbad was an absolutely hilarious film. There were so many mind bogglingly hilarious one-liners in the film that I will need to watch it again to see which ones I missed while I was laughing. This is one movie that I will definitely watch every time they rerun it on cable in the future. It had its completely gross-out teen moments, but those were grounded by its hilariously absurd and witty (also gross) conversations. Michael Cera was great, and most Arrested Development fans should find his performance here just as entertaining as his take on the George Michael character he played on that show. He is absolutely awkward and downright hilarious. Jonah Hill is the funniest he has ever been, confidently spouting out uproariously funny lines at every hot girl in sight.

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