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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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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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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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17 August 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£6,292,890 (UK) (19 October 2007)
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Trivia

In the scene where Even (Michael Cera) tells Becca (Martha MacIsaac) his Saturday night in detail, in the part where they have a few drinks, Fogell (Christopher-Mintz-Plasse) is wearing a white t-shirt with an ad for Monty Python's SPAMalot, a Broadway musical comedy adopted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This can be seen both in the preview and in the feature film. See more »

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When Fogell's fake ID is shown, it clearly shows the birth date as 1981, and throughout the movie he is referred to as being 25. This is more or less in line with the movie being made in 2007; the 2008 date on the license that would seem to make him older is the expiration date. See more »

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Surprisingly Hilarious
25 April 2007 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

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!


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