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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Seth
... Evan
... Fogell
... Officer Slater
... Officer Michaels
... Becca
... Jules
... Nicola (as Aviva)
... Francis the Driver
... Mark
... Homeless Guy (as Clement E. Blake)
... Liquor Store Cashier
... Liquor Store Clerk (as Joseph A. Nunez)
... Greg the Soccer Player
Marcella Lentz-Pope ... Gaby
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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,052,411, 19 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$121,463,226, 21 October 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,871,719, 4 May 2008
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Trivia

The comic, "The Goon" by Eric Powell, can be seen in the background of Evan's room. See more »

Goofs

The "Green beer" that the main characters bring to the party is obviously a mixture of beer and detergent. In actuality even a small amount of detergent would have caused the beer to be really foamy and disgusting. The "Green beer" would have been unbearable to drink and would have made anyone who drank it sick. See more »

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[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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Many minor characters are credited with "porn star names" of their actors -- name of first pet plus childhood street name (e.g., Tiger Greendragon). See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.14 (2010) See more »

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Are You Man Enough
Written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
Performed by The Four Tops
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Funniest Movie I've Seen In A Long Time
26 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

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!


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