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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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Come and Get Some

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Separation Anxiety  »

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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James Franco's little brother Dave Franco has a cameo as the soccer player who Seth tells "to go piss his pants again" See more »

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The signature on Fogell's fake ID is supposed to be written as "McLovin". When Seth and Evan see it, the signature does in fact say "McLovin", but when the police look at the fake ID, the signature is written as "McLoving". See more »

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[first lines]
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Here I Come
Written by Karl Jenkins, Richard Nichols, Malik Abdul-Basit (as Malik Smart),
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson (as Ahmir Thompson) and Tariq Trotter (as Tarik Trotter)
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Excellent, hilarious teen movie with likable characters, for a change.
15 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Superbad is a teen movie. It also will draw comparisons to American Pie, in it's "losers try to get laid" themes, and occasional gross-out comedy. But the comparison is unfair - Superbad is a funnier, more subversive and more importantly genuine movie than American Pie or any of it's awful sequels were. The three central characters have a believable, likable relationship, that the film takes time to establish. Cera, Hill (who deserves special praise, for turning what could have been a really unlikeable character into a sweet, if loud-mouthed and crass, teenager) and Mintz-Plasse bounce of each other perfectly. The movie creates some funny situations, and more importantly, hilarious dialogue throughout. Aside from one comedic misfire - an overly long (and poorly judged) gross out sight gag involving a pair of trousers and a dance - Superbad had me laughing constantly. It's sweet, it's funny as hell, and it's established a load of new talent.


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