Friday, January 4, 2008

Superbad (2007)

"You know when you hear girls say 'Ah man, I was so shit-faced last night, I shouldn't have fucked that guy?' We could be that mistake!"
- Seth (Jonah Hill)

Becca (Martha MacIsaac): I'm so wet right now.
Evan (Michael Cera): Yeah... they said that would happen in Health Class.

Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse): What's it like to have a gun?
Officer Michaels (Seth Rogen): It's like having two cocks. If one of your cocks could kill someone.

"You know how many foods are shaped like dicks? The best kinds."
- Seth

Seth: Look at those nipples.
Evan: They're like little baby toes. It's just not fair that they get to flaunt that stuff, you know... and like, I have to hide every erection I get. Just imagine if girls weren't weirded out by our boners and stuff, and just like wanted to see them. That's the world I one day want to live in.

Two teenage boy buddies, one (Seth – Jonah Hill) an overweight hedonistic wise-cracker obsessed with sex, and the other (Evan – Michael Sera), a quiet, shy kid trying to do the right thing, have been closer than close throughout high school. When the girl of Seth’s dreams asks him to procure the alcohol for a wild party to which they are finally going to be invited, they embark on an odyssey which involves nerdy friends like Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and crazy cops Slater (Bill Hader) and Michaels (Seth Rogen, who also wrote the funny over-the-top screenplay). Outrageous and hilarious (especially for guys who remember their adolescence) for the first half-hour, it hits a dead spot in the middle before finishing well. Cera reprises his role from Arrested Development and his deadpan delivery is a highlight. On the surface, it may appear to be another teen comedy, but there’s a little more going on – but not much. Enjoy! Rating: 3 of 4 reviewed 15 Dec 2007

"Bawdy, demented and gloriously­ feel-good, Superbad is as super as comedies get."
- Neil Smith (thelondonpaper)

"A loving ode to the penis."
- Victoria Alexander (

"I hope it's not damning the movie with the wrong kind of praise to say that for a film so deliriously smutty, Superbad is supercute."
- Carina Chocano (Los Angeles Times)

"The fun, misery, insecurity and idiocy of high school are depicted with vulgar, imaginative and almost heroic excess."
- John Beifuss (Commercial Appeal - Memphis, TN)

"Superbad maintains that delicate balance of sweetness, empathy and vulgar comedy. It's so packed with irreverent lowbrow wit that you scarcely notice how it quietly shifts from gross-out jokes to adult themes."
- Colin Covert (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

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