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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicola (as Aviva)
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Liquor Store Clerk (as Joseph A. Nunez)


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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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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Did You Know?


The "semen conversation" was mostly improvised, and lasted for about four minutes. It was edited to under a minute for the final cut. See more »


One of the partygoers (Clark Duke) appears first at Jules' party when Seth enters with the liquor, walking behind Seth, and in the very next shot, he is in the backyard gazebo where Becca is waiting for Evan. 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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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Melissa & Joey: Boy Toys 'R' Us (2010) See more »


Pork And Beef
Written by Boots Riley
Performed by The Coup
Courtesy of Epitaph Records
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User Reviews

Absolutely hilarious!!!
14 April 2007 | by (Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

I have been lucky enough to see two advanced screenings of Superbad in Burbank. It is one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time. When I read the summary, I was a bit skeptical. The "high school comedy" is not exactly my cup of tea. My love for Michael Cera's performance in Arrested Development drove me to the theater and man was I glad I went. This is not your typical high school comedy. The writing is much smarter and funnier and the acting is superb. This movie so far transcends American Pie and its ilk that it cannot really even be compared. Go see this movie!!! I have a feeling it is going to go off the charts once the buzz gets around about how hilarious it is.

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