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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Greg Mottola
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonah Hill ... Seth
Michael Cera ... Evan
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Fogell
Bill Hader ... Officer Slater
Seth Rogen ... Officer Michaels
Martha MacIsaac ... Becca
Emma Stone ... Jules
Aviva Baumann ... Nicola (as Aviva)
Joe Lo Truglio ... Francis the Driver
Kevin Corrigan ... Mark
Clement Blake ... Homeless Guy (as Clement E. Blake)
Erica Vittina Phillips ... Liquor Store Cashier
Joe Nunez ... Liquor Store Clerk (as Joseph A. Nunez)
Dave Franco ... Greg the Soccer Player
Marcella Lentz-Pope ... Gaby
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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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Comedy

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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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They mention that "cool" audiences cheer and clap when Joe Lo Truglio appears on screen, and Rogen compares it to the reaction when Alan Tudyk shows up in Knocked Up. See more »

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When Seth is hit by the cops, the cops yell at Seth and Evan to lay down in the street. When the camera is filming them from the side you see that their legs are crossed over each other's, but when they are filmed from the front their legs are touching but not crossed. They switched back an forth between crossed and uncrossed throughout the scene. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

When released on home video, the film was made available in an unrated version that had approximately 6 minutes of extra footage (most of which is extensions to existing scenes.) See more »

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Bustin' Out (On Funk)
Written and Performed by Rick James
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Surprisingly Hilarious
25 April 2007 | by Datura618See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Separation Anxiety See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,052,411, 19 August 2007

Gross USA:

$121,463,226

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,812,526
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1.85 : 1
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