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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
... 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Seth Rogen (Officer Michaels) and Martin Starr (James Masselin) are in this film, and they also starred in the show Freaks and Geeks (1999), also produced by Judd Apatow. See more »

Goofs

When Slater crashes the patrol car into the cement piling, we see the lightpole break off and hear it hit the ground yet in the very next frame the lightpole is back on the piling and is now just dropping sparks. 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

The film opens with the Columbia Pictures logo used during the late 1970s, featuring an orange background and a blue semicircle. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

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Soul Finger
Written by James Alexander, Ronnie Caldwell, Ben Cauley, Carl Cunningham, Phalon R. Jones, Jr. and Jimmy King
Performed by The Bar-Kays
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Surprisingly Hilarious
25 April 2007 | by See 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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