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Superbad

2007 Comedy

Operating under the assumption that by procuring alcohol for an upcoming party they will finally be able to break their longstanding losing streak with the fairer sex, socially inept high school seniors Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill) set out to secure the adult beverages that could get them off of the geek list before they even attend college orientation. Evan is a bright young student whose outward sweetness belies his suffocating fear of heading off to college without his lifelong best friend Seth -- a hormone-driven mischief-maker who wasn't accepted to the same school as Evan. But Evan and Seth both know that college is a place of personal reinvention, and that if they are able to make that first leap together they will have forged a bond powerful enough to last a lifetime. Meanwhile, Evan and Seth's friend Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) acquires a hastily rendered fake I.D. that instantly endears him to a pair of truly irresponsible cops (Bill Hader and Seth Rogen). Penned by co-star Rogen in collaboration with former Da Ali G Show co-writer Evan Goldberg, the semi-autobiographical SuperBad was produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Greg Mottola -- who previously helmed episodes of Undeclared and Arrested Development. more..

Director: Greg Mottola

Starring: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Reviews

  • For pure laughs, for the experience of just sitting in a chair and breaking up every minute or so, Superbad is 2007's most successful comedy.

    Mick LaSalle - The San Francisco Chronicle

    27 April 2013

  • What's most memorable, most striking about Superbad is the canny evocation of male friendship in all its richness and complexity.

    - The Wall Street Journal

    27 April 2013

  • The movie is astonishingly foul-mouthed, but in a fluent, confident way where the point isn't the dirty words, but the flow and rhythm, and the deep, sad yearning they represent.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    27 April 2013

  • It helps that the fun doesn't stop. It helps even more that the pitch-perfect script doesn't step out of character for a joke.

    Peter Travers - Rolling Stone

    27 April 2013

  • What with everyone so focused on the raunchiness, it comes as a complete surprise to find that Superbad is in fact a love story.

    Carina Chocano - Los Angeles Times

    27 April 2013

Awards

  • Michael Cera

    Austin Film Critics Association (2007)

  • Best Comedy Movie

    Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2008)

     
  • Best Performance by a Male - Film

    Canadian Comedy Awards (2008)

  • Most Promising Performer

    Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (2007)

  • Best Comedy

    Empire Awards, UK (2008)