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318 out of 470 people found the following review useful:
Surprisingly Hilarious, 25 April 2007
Author: Datura618 from Brooklyn, NY
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!
271 out of 432 people found the following review useful:
Funniest Movie I've Seen In A Long Time, 26 July 2007
Author: unscripted1 from Chicago, IL
I got to see an advanced screening the other night, complete with an
interview with the cast. I figured this movie could go either way,
especially when you consider "40 year-old Virgin" and "Knocked Up" were
funny and entertaining, but they weren't exactly loved by all.
I am happy to say this movie was wonderful. The jokes are crude, but dead on, and unlike recent movies with a similar style, like "Clerks 2," the plot moves on without any real downtime (you know, where the plot slows the progress of humor and you find yourself checking your watch). Jonah Hill and Michael Cera have that best friend chemistry that this movie required as well as being dead on with their jokes. The real star of the movie, however, was newcomer Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who took the role of Fogell and OWNED it. I got the chance to chat with the actors and I was not only surprised to hear that both Mintz-Plasse and Michael Cera are 18 and 19 respectively.
For the type of movie this is and the brilliant script that Seth Brogen has presented, there is no reason why anyone, young or old, can't relate to this off-the-wall comedy. See this movie!
318 out of 530 people found the following review useful:
Absolutely hilarious!!!, 14 April 2007
Author: nrbucco-1 from Pasadena, CA
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.
368 out of 668 people found the following review useful:
Holy Crap This Movie Was Amazing!!!!, 18 July 2007
Author: dafteskimo from United States
Okay, so today i went to an advanced screening of this movie. It was
really last minute and I didn't know much about it other than it was
from the makers of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up and it looked
I expected it to be funny, but my expectations were blown out of the water. It was extremely smart and pretty much believable. Well, some of the situations are a little ridiculous, but what's a good comedy without a little nonsense? But the characters were all so awesome.
There were a few parts where i was a little uncomfortable. There are some pretty explicit drawings in it so you might not want to see it with younger siblings or parents. But I'm telling you, this movie was super funny.
203 out of 344 people found the following review useful:
Best Teen Comedy Since the Original "American Pie!", 17 July 2007
Author: Mehrdad1 from United States
Well, I just got back from the Superbad screening tonight (thanks to
the folks at MySpace) and I must say that this is a very special teen
movie. It has that same element of transporting you back to your high
school days that the original American Pie had. Michael Cera does great
as the awkward teenage kid, basically a reprise of his role as George
Michael on Arrested Development. But it is Jonah Hill who absolutely
rules this movie! He had me laughing from the beginning to the end. His
"silly fat-kid" character is the only one in the history of movies that
shows what it truly feels like to be the funny fat kid in high school.
I should know, I was one! Gosh, I just can't believe how well he
portrayed the unmitigated hell that was P.E.! Emma Stone and Martha
Maclsaac also give very realistic depictions of teenage girls. None of
that fake, over the top nonsense. The most over-the-top character was
"McLovin" himself, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who did a great job of
having us laugh with him as much as we did at him.
All in all, I think that everyone should be sure to watch this movie when it comes later this summer.
171 out of 289 people found the following review useful:
Excellent, hilarious teen movie with likable characters, for a change., 15 July 2007
Author: Ben Morse (email@example.com) from United Kingdom
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.
180 out of 334 people found the following review useful:
Stupid beyond belief, 18 August 2007
Author: bbvaughn1 from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I've heard tag lines that this movie will be "this generation's Porky's." Not even close. Tries way, way too hard and as a result is just plain stupid. Every other word is the F-word? Um, yeah, that gets old real fast. The plot is as old as they come: Male high school student buddies have two weeks 'til graduation, want to have sex before said school is out, must get alcohol along the way or this quest is apparently meaningless, experience unrealistic obstacles along the way, blah, blah, blah (yawn). Nothing unique here whatsoever. Just when there's an opportunity for a clever, funny line they decide "Hey, let's pepper that line with more F-words." Well, at least it lives up to its name, it is Superbad.
72 out of 120 people found the following review useful:
Astonishingly bad, 1 December 2007
Author: Tin Tin-3 from Edinburgh, Scotland
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Something that hasn't been picked up as frequently as I suspected it
might have been is the 'trivia' section fact that the idea for this,
er, 'movie' was dreamt up by two 13-year-olds.
Boy, does it ever show. In 30+ years of movie-going I have never seen such a pile of puerile, unfunny, self-indulgent nonsense.
Quite disgusting, and it's incomprehensible to me that anyone over the age of ten could find this plot less mess amusing or worthwhile.
Thankfully it's no longer the case but to see this odious crap in the IMDb top 250 a few weeks ago was staggering. It's slipped away now that the brain damaged people who rate this film have left their '10' and been readmitted to their secure unit.
At one point, this film rated higher than Scarface. The latter film is the topic of discussion and retrospectives well over two decades after its release and I would bet than in another couple of decades people will still be talking about Tony Montana's exploits. 'Superbad', if there is a God, will be forgotten by Christmas. Amen to that.
Avoid this prurient rubbish at all costs, unless you have a mental age of 10, in which case 'Superbad' is the mothership.
111 out of 198 people found the following review useful:
Awful, just Awful, 18 August 2007
Author: loveisgood from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This is the regular college comedy crap you always see. Same perveted
jokes, same perverted characters. Look! Here's Jonah Hill. Who would
have guessed he would be in another high school/college movie like
Accepted? He is the worst actor ever. Get used to it.
The movie is just awful. They spent about five minutes about Seth's obsession with using his artistic skill to draw the human male reproducing organ known as a Penis. Haha.. He's drawing a penis at the age of eleven? Where have I seen this before? You can just guess for yourself.
Furthermore, this movie is just awful. I do not recommend it but you can see it at your own risk. And for crying out loud, don't bring your children. I don't want to have to sit at another R rated movie with an eleven year old saying, "COOL!"
138 out of 254 people found the following review useful:
Hilarious, gross, yet smart movie, 18 July 2007
Author: vincelutton from United States
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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