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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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Greg Mottola
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Cast

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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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Come and Get Some

Genres:

Comedy

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$121,463,226, 21 October 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,871,719, 4 May 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the movie, when Seth and Evan are in the store, you can see Evan filling up a slushy cup and in the next few cut scenes, his hand retains the shape of a slushy cup, but there is no cup in his hand. See more »

Quotes

[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

After the end credits, a repeat of Seth's (Jonah Hill) "love you" line is whispered. 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 »

Connections

References Foxy Brown (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is Your Captain
Written by Ian Blurton
Performed by C'mon
Courtesy of Maple Music
By arrangement with Coda Music
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User Reviews

 
Excellent, hilarious teen movie with likable characters, for a change.
15 July 2007 | by benmorseSee 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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