Superbad (2007)


Following the success of Knocked Up and the 40 Year Old Virgin, Judd Apatow brings us another comedic gem in the form of Superbad. Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the story revolves around 2 best friends, Seth and Evan (coincidence?), on a quest for booze and girls. When their spastic friend Fogell tells them he is about to get a fake ID, the guys think they are all set to be the saviors of a party and would be thanked by the partys hostess in a most graphic manner. But all doesn't go to plan as the day progresses, introducing Seth and Evan to an array of inconveniences. The language used in Superbad is vile, crude, disgusting, obscene, inappropriate and downright filthy. But despite all that, it's funny as hell.
Jonah Hill and Michael Cera are making a name for themselves as they show off their keen ability to improvise and deliver a punchline like a professional. But the real golden star of this movie is their quirky sidekick Fogell, better known as, McLovin'. Christopher Mintz-Plasse secures himself a place in the world of comedy as he brings to life one of the funniest and most awkward characters ever to be conceived. Much like Borat had us saying "Very nice!" to anything and everything, Fogell will have the entire world exclaiming, "I am McLovin!". Seth Rogen and Bill Hader give the movie an extra boost as the two policemen who seem a little too childish to be in a position of authority.
Superbad is the kind of movie you have to watch multiple times. It's not because it's confusing; It doesn't exactly have the most complex plot, but simply because you will laugh so hard the first time you see it that you will probably miss even more jokes. However, this movie is not perfect. At almost 2 hours long, you almost feel as though the movie begins to wear out its welcome. This is most noticeable right in the middle of the film, where the tone seems to get more serious, and the comedy is carried on the shoulders of Mintz-Plasse, Rogen, and Hader. There are also some tender moments in Superbad that are actually quite heartfelt and really do convey a meaning to the audience. Much like Knocked Up, this movie looked like any other comedy on the outside, but on the inside it's a sweet film with a message: don't rush yourself into situations you're not 100% ready for. Just be careful, don't watch this around your parents, unless you've got the coolest parents ever. There isn't 5 minutes that goes by without mention of some body part doing something to another. My rating: (9/10)

2 comments:

  1. awesome

    very honest. even though you liked the movie you didn't seem biased.

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  2. i want to stab that fatass in the chest with a trident

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