If you cannot picture how sweet and rauchy would go together in a film then watch Greg Mottola's (directed episodes of Arrested Development) hit film Superbad and you'll better understand it.
When you pick up Superbad it might look like your typical high school film, but it isn't. Far from it! Yes, every scene will make you laugh with an over-the-top crass type of humour, but it also has a heart of gold buried somewhere deep in there. Basically the story is about a trio of high school seniors who are outcasts trying to go to one last party before moving on to college.
It is two weeks before high school seniors Seth (Jonah Hill – Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Evan Almighty) and Evan (Michael Cera – Juno, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) graduate and they want to go out with a bang. Unfortunately this is made a little bit more difficult by the fact that they are outsiders…to say the least. There is even some tension between the life long friends as Evan has been accepted to Dartmouth and Seth wasn't, so the best friends will be separated for the first time.
Seth has the hots for this girl named Jules (Emma Stone – The Rocker) and is excited when she invites him and Evan to her party. Seth is obsessed about having sex before he goes off to college. Evan likes a girl named Becca (Martha MacIsaac – Ice Princess) who will be at the party as well.
In order to seem cooler than they are Seth agrees when Jules asks him to get all the booze for the party. Their friend Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse – first film) is getting a fake ID, but gets one that says he is twenty-five and his name is McLovin. At the liquor store, Fogell finds himself in the middle of a hold up, so two policemen, Officer Slater (Bill Hader – from television's Saturday Night Live) and Officer Michaels (Seth Rogen – Knocked Up, Kung Fu Panda), show up to question him. Everything from this point on goes wrong for the three and they struggle for the rest of the evening to even try to get to the party.
I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this film. I have not been a fan of much of the silly, adolescent-based humour films that have been coming out for a few years now. This one is different, though.
The continuous jokes will keep you laughing throughout and the story is actually an interesting one. Somehow the unrealistic situations and humour somehow melts into a touching story of friendship and love which I certainly did not expect. There is actually a deeper meaning to the film about how we should not judge people based on how they look.
Of course, the jokes are disgusting in parts, but still always manage to be funny. They push the bar often, but never go too far. I thought that this was better film than "Knocked Up" which everyone raved about. Check it out!
-Deleted and extended scenes
-Cop Car Confessional
-The Making of Superbad
-The Vag-Tastic Voyage
-Original Table Read 2002 "Seth Reads Seth"
-Dancing Title Sequence
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