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A snap shot of three friends making the most of their last few weeks of American high school. They go to a party and all manner of completely unexpected things happen before they even get there.
I watched it for the first time last year in the middle of the night with a group of hyper-hyper friends and it was a real laugh.
A must watch for all teenagers. It's funny enough to watch multiple times (I'm on my fourth viewing) and even though you know what's coming, you'll still be bent double with laughter. There are several choice lines that get me every single time.
All the ingredients for a classic teen comedy are present and have certainly cemented 'Superbad' into history amongst the ranks of: 'Mean Girls', 'The Hangover' and 'Ten Things I Hate About You'.
If you are in desperate need of a sleepover film or just want to fill a couple of hours, 'Superbad' won't disappoint.
My ex boyfriend used to go on and on and on about this film and how funny it was. I always used to mean to watch it but as with most things with me I never got round to it. However, when I was browsing Netflix yesterday I realised this was in the library and I knew I had to watch it. This is a film only review.
Seth and Evan are in their last two weeks of high school. They are both looking forward to going to college but there is one problem - they've been accepted to different schools. Both know they are going to miss the other enormously but neither are willing to admit it. Instead, Seth is more interested in which porn websites he is going to subscribe to!
Seth and Evan aren't exactly the coolest of kids and they are rarely invited to parties and gatherings. Therefore when they are invited to one they decide that they are going to wave goodbye to high school with a bang. They decide to offer to get girls their alcohol thinking it will help them on the road of love...
I had high expectations of this film because I had heard so many good things about it and I still hear people talking about it today, over 5 years after its release. I am glad to say that I was not disappointed.
The film was written by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg. I am a big fan of Seth Rogan's work and I felt that this film was brilliant and was well written capturing hilarious moments of two teenagers final weeks of high school.
The plot is interesting and although it is quite a common theme in films I found that there was enough originality to make it an interesting and fresh film to watch. I liked the way the film opened and I thought it allowed us to get to know Seth and Evan well and really grow to love them. Seth and Evan are very different. Seth is a guy looking for a good time whilst Evan is more interested in his education. Both are very loveable but I think I understood Evan a little bit more than I did Seth!
There was always plenty going on in the film and I never felt bored or like I wanted the film to hurry up and get on with it.
The acting is first class and I really enjoyed watching the actors make the characters their own. Jonah Hill and Michael Cera play Seth and Evan respectfully and although I have seen them both in other things I managed to watch this seeing them just as Seth and Evan.
The film was released in 2008.
It was written by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg.
It runs for 113 minutes.
It is rated an 18.
Any fans of American Pie are likely to love this! Recommended for fans of comedy. Strong acting and strong script.
I bought Superbad after watching other films by Judd Apatow, such as Knocked Up and The Forty Year Old Virgin, and enjoying them. I looked into some of the other films that he had been a part of and Superbad came up as one of them and after seeing it in Asda for about £3, I figured purchasing it could do no harm and I'm really glad I did add it to my movie collection!
Evan, played by Michael Cera, is one of the main characters within Superbad, being an awkward and quite nervous about anything dangerous/illegal teenager who ends up having to go along with his best friends on their quest to get girls. Seth played by Jonah Hill however, is the complete opposite of Evan and thinks nothing of reckless behaviour and will do anything if it means he might get a chance at attention off the opposite sex. Along for the events that occur in the movie is also Fogell, played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who is also looking for the attention of girls but just has a huge geeky persona. All of the main actors within this movie perform their characters with great skill and although sometimes what they're included in is is out there, always pull it off with their natural comedic talents.
The main plot of the story revolves around two best friends, Evan and Seth, who are desperate to get girls before they both leave for seperate colleges. They go out with their friend Fogell who has recently purchased a fake ID with the name McLovin (a thing the film is most commonly known for) to go buy alcohol to get invited to a party to impress the girls. This leads to Seth being hit by a car, which leads them to a series of adventures such as going to a house party where they know no one and befriending police officers while under the name McLovin.
The beginning of the movie is quite slow, and takes a while to get into. However, once you get to about half an hour in, it is pretty funny, with some great quotable lines and things happening to the main characters. Definitely take the time to get into this movie, as you won't regret it.
This movie reminds me a bit of American Pie, but without as much lewdness and ridiculousness that occured throughout that movie . Although I don't understand why everyone was obsessed with it when it was released, it is still hilarious throughout the whole thing! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys weird and daft humour, as it is at a great price right now.
The whole premise of the film is around how three 'losers' try to get laid before going to college and about getting hold of booze. The film is about how Seth and Evan who are best friends. Seth promise Jules, whom he fancies, that he will bring booze to her party even though they are all underage. Fogell, a.k.a.McLovin gets a fake ID and everything looks hopeful for Seth's plan to get Jules drunk and as a result for him to get laid. This is when the comedy of errors kicks in and Fogell ends up with some mad policemen who take him on a wanton orgy of policemen gone wild. All the while Evan and Seth are amking farcical attempts to get hold of alcohol without any fake ID.
I may not have sold the film particularly well in that plot outline, but I thought it would be a useful feature of the review nonetheless. For those of you who do want to preview the film parts of it can be found on Youtube and other websites. However, I think watching the best lines before watching the film will ruin it, at least to some extent.
Opinion of the film
Whilst it won't be to everybody's taste, I found this film hilarious. It is for me one of the best comedies I have watched purely because it is not predictable, apart from perhaps the ending. I think the jokes in it are funny and that overall the film is very funny. Friends of mine all agree, we unanimously think that this film is a 10/10 or at least there about.
However, I feel it is only fair to say that there is some criticism of the film, as there is of most if not all films. There is criticism that McLovin and the police officers are funny whilst Set and Evan are less so. This is an interesting criticism to say the least, and one which I would have to completely disagree with. Another criticism is that the film relies to heavily on profanity. However, I simply do not believe this to be the case. I would put up some of the best scenes on here but I don't want to ruin the film for anyone. The film has been accused of relying too much on immaturity, if this were the case I would not have like it I can assure you.
This film is most definitely one of the best comedies I have seen. Although I should reiterate that it will not be to everybody's taste.
As a teenager myself, watching Superbad was perhaps the best decision of my life. If you want a hilarious, witty and often far too realistic portrayal of life as an eighteen year old male and his friends then this is the film to watch. The fact is, unlike so many American comedies of today, it is not slapstick humour - it's just pure wit the whole way through. Witnessing the banter between mates is brilliant, not to mention all the events which unfold - it's just something which has to be seen to be appreciated.
Failing to score with girls, getting caught buying booze by the cops, making a fool out of yourself and chatting nothing but utter nonsense - this is just a selection of some of the most hilarious parts of this film. Whether you're fifteen, thirty five or sixty there is no doubt a part of you that will love this film in some way.
"Superbad" is a 2007 Teen comedy produced by Judd Apatow and starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Evan ( Michael Cera ) and Seth ( Jonah Hill ) are longtime friends and seniors in their last year of high school, they're two weeks away from the end of school and are about to go to separate colleges, their mutual friend Fogell ( Christopher Mintz-Plasse ) has plans to get a fake ID in order to purchase liquor, something that Seth is very excited about as they've been invited to a house party by some girls they both like, there is some animosity as Fogell will be going to the same college as Evan and Evan hasn't told Seth that they'll be sharing a room.
While purchasing the alcohol ( using the fake ID in the name of Mclovin ) the store is robbed and Fogell is attacked, shortly after the police arrive and Evan and Seth leave fearing Fogell has been arrested and they don't want to share his fate, however inside Fogell is being interviewed by two police officers, Michaels ( Seth Rogen, who also co-wrote the movie ) and Slater ( Bill Hader ) who take an instant like to "McLovin" and offer to give him a ride to the party he is attending.
Meanwhile while Evan and Seth are working out what to do to obtain alcohol, Seth is hit by a car, the driver, Francis ( Joe Lo Truglio ) not wanting to be reported offers to take them to a party he is "Invited" to where they can get alcohol and the two boys agree, meanwhile Fogell is loving his new friends and popularity under the pseudonym "McLovin"
And so the boys nights take much different turns, however they're once again intertwined and they must find a way to get to the party, while avoiding trouble.
I'm a huge fan of the movies that Judd Apatow has placed his mark on ( 40 year old Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall ) and so was very excited to get my hands on Superbad, just knowing that it would be in a similar vein, especially as it contains much of the cast from the other movies he's involved in.
While I found Superbad to be funny and to indeed retain alot of the humour we come to expect from movies he's involved in, I didn't find this as laugh out loud funny as the others ( however there are some very funny lines ), I think part of it is that I was never an American High School kid, and while I can relate to some of the growing pains the boys experience, some of the culture references and situations I can't relate to, but I can see how it could to alot of the audience in the US.
However the key to the movie's success and humour is the cast of actors once again, who work so well with each other, each is cast in perfect roles and in particular Jonah Hill is perfect as the desperate and obviously awkward Seth.
Superbad isn't quite a 5 star film for me, simply because I couldn't find myself getting lost in the subject matter as easily as I could the other movies, but its still a genuinely funny movie that will easily pass the 114 minute running time very quickly for you
I recently watched Superbad, after being a little bored around the house and finding it in my brothers DVD collection. I had never seen this before, heard it was pretty funny and love Michael Cera as an actor, so decided to give this a go.
Super Bad is about 3 teenage boys and their teenage life that involves parties, alcohol and girls. Evan (Michael Cera), Seth (Jonah Hill) and Fogell, aka. McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) play 3 unpopular boys in a high school, who soon after a very eventful night become a little more known.
The actors and characters in this film fit perfectly with each other. Fogell, aka McLovin is played by Mintz-Plasse, who has been dressed or actually is a geek which gives his character that extra lift. Evan, played by Cera is a little weeny teenage boy and fits into his role perfectly. Seth, played by Hill is a little on the chubby side, which is part of his fun bubbly character. Overall, I definitely think that the actors are brilliant at pertraying their characters.
I think the film storyline is actually quite realistic even though it is very eventful. This makes the fun more enjoyable. As this is a comedy, there are many many funny parts in this film and you must watch it for yourself in order to see what I am talking about.
This is a teen comedy that will have you laughing all the way through. A very good film, that I would gladly watch again.
At the weekend, I was being dragged around Tesco food shopping and wandered into the DVD section by accident (*cough*). In that sweet digital place, I discovered Superbad on DVD and it fell into our trolley. There were two reasons it ended up there, the first being I'd heard good reviews and the second that it was only £3. I'd be nuts to pass up such a bargain, surely?
Saturday night we popped it in and sat down for some fun and frollics. I have to admit, my first impressions of the film were not good. It was seriously slow to get going and not really what I was expecting.
The story is quite simple really. Two good friends who have grown up together are now about to go to college. Alas, one has not made it to the college of his choice, the other has, so now they are being torn apart. The story is basically the last moments of their time together. Its a kind of awkward, teen-rom-com with less rom, more romp. Gone are the nauseating days of American Pie. Superbad is a little more grown up. But that's not to say it isn't funny.
We follow the young friends as they find themselves invited to graduating party and make an effort to try to impress the girls by offering to buy them booze with their friends fake I.D. Of course, things start to go wrong, as you'd expect, when their friend turns up with his fake I.D. stating he's a 25 year old Hawaiian by the name of McLovin.
The second half of the film certain picks up in the comedy stakes. Where the first half was slow to get started, the second half is nearly side-splitting in it's gags. I say "nearly" because it doesn't ever reach epic proportions akin to Pineapple Express, but it's still good and I would watch it again. There was one particularly hilarious quote, which I rather disappointingly cannot remember. Plus a series of visual gags which are very humorous (and I wont spoil them for you).
A great deal of the film is just plain daft and unrealistic, so if that sort of thing annoys you I wouldn't bother watching it. There are two police officers in the film (pictured above) who essentially let McLovin get away with a series of crimes, just because they don't want him to think cops are bad. It is an amusing escape from reality and certainly well acted, but just not as funny as I thought it could be. I don't really know what all the hype was about in all honesty. On the other hand, it was £3, so I shouldn't complain too much!
Superbad is a comedy following three main characters in their last year of High School. These characters are Fogell a.k.a McLovin', Evan and Seth.
The story sees the three boys on a mission to get their girls, but they can only do it by getting alcohol for the big party in order to impress. As Fogell manages to get himself a fake ID, using the new name McLovin', their dream of getting the booze and winning the hearts of their crushes seems one step closer.
I think this film has to be one of the funniest films I have seen and I think McLovin' really has to be my favourite character, so uncool that it makes him cool and completely lovable. I think McLovin' definitely comes out with best lines and some of the funniest moments in the film.
McLovin' finds himself hanging out with two cops, played by Seth Rogen and Bill Hader, two also very great characters but not the best cops you'll find.
I think that Seth, Evan and McLovin' are such geeks but that's what makes them so funny, as they try so hard to be cool!
Superbad definitely sees some fantastic and extremely funny moments but also gets quite emotional as the boys realise they'll all be off to college and their time together is almost at an end.
If you love comedies this has got to be on your list of films to watch, it's just so funny.
This film focuses around the two best friends Evan (michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill) They are just about to graduate from high school and even though they tried to get into the same college they didn't succeed. They've been together as friends most of their lives and for the first time they have to part.
They're not exactly the most popular of people at their high school and don't get out much because not many invites to the high school parties come their way. They both get invited to a party by Jules (Emma Stone) where they happen to mention that they might be getting fake ID's so she asks them to get the booze for her.
Seth has a crush on Jules and Evan has a crush on Becca (Martha Isaac) Whoom are both going to be at the party, so they deicde to take a break from their 'boring' lives and attend this party. They both also want to lose their virginity before going to college and they hope that this party will help them do that.
Foogle (Christopher Mint-plasse) is part of the boys friendship group, he is the one who is getting a fake ID, he is more of a geek than the others. They invite him along to the party with them but they say that as he is getting a fake ID he has to buy the booze. He changes his name for the ID and stupidly calls himself McLovin.
Foogle manages to get surved with his fake ID but while Foogle is in the shop there is a robbery and the robber managesd to knock him out. When he wakes up there are two cops Officer Slater (Bill Hayder) and Michaels (Seth rogen) Seth and Evan see the police and think that Foogle has been done for buying underage booze so they run away.
Will They get their booze, will they get to the party, will they lose their virginity and how are they going to cope being away from each other.
I found this film hillarious, being a massive fan of Micheal Cera after Juno and also Jonah Hill after seeing him have smaller parts in alot of films it was nice to see these two taking lead roles in a film together.
Many people have compared this film to the success of American Pie, I agree that they are both in the same Genre but this film has so much more to it than the American Pie films. There is the whole sex storylines but there are other more interesting sideline stories as well.
I really liked Jules, she is the kind of girl that i would be friends with, shes not too girly and shes really funny. You just wanted her and Seth to get together especially after the baking scene. Even though Jules has a completely different social status from Seth they both had the same kind of humour and got on together really well.
I loved the relationship between Seth and Evan even though they are completely different With Evan being ther one more in touch with his emotions and more sweet Seth had the humour.
This film is a must watch it had me and my boyfriend in stiches, this is so much more better than american pie.
Seth and Evan (Jonah Hill and Michael Cera) are seniors in high school, best friends from the first day, and about to leave for separate colleges. While attending their last week at school, they discuss how they could get the girls they like to sleep with them, and consider that alcohol is the best idea. Luckily, Seth's crush Jules is having a party but can't get alcohol. They see this as the perfect chance and Seth tells her he'll get it for her, using his fake ID. He doesn't have one, but his and Evan's mutual friend Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) does and even though it says he's 25, and Hawaiian and only have one name (McLovin), they go to the store anyway.
Things go wrong when the shop is robbed, and two (somewhat useless) policemen Michaels and Slater arrive on the scene, played by Seth Rogen and Bill Hader. Having missed the action, Seth and Evan believe Fogell got caught out (when really the ID worked fine). After being hit by a car, Seth and Evan get taken to the party the driver was going to, in attempt to get alcohol, while the two cops drive Fogell to Jules' party. What they don't know is that they're all in for the ride of their lives
I like that there are two stories in Superbad. There's the Evan and Seth story, which involves them trying to get alcohol for this party so that they can get with their crushes. It's a great story which has the whole underlying theme of friendship and stuff. Despite denying it, Seth is really sad that he and Evan are going to different schools. The second story is a bit wilder and involves Fogell riding around with the cops, who are giving him a lift to the party. Believing him as 25-year-old organ donor McLovin they bring him out, but have a few stops along the way. Both of them are hilarious, but Fogell's is probably the less serious one.
On that note, I have to say I love how Superbad is written. Through the rude jokes, the date rape plan - because that's pretty much what Seth and Evan want to do here - and the grinning idiocy that is Seth Rogen (but we all love him) is quite a sweet story. It was based off a somewhat true-ish story Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg wrote together in high school and been changed around heaps since, and there's a sense of realism about the film, despite the sometimes crazy events. We've all had "Superbad" nights as teens, after all. They're always the best ones.
Superbad is definitely up there with the best teen comedies such as Ferris Bueller, the Breakfast Club and American Pie as one that really does what it says it will. It's laugh-out-loud funny, and a hell of a lot of fun to watch.
After lots of nagging from my husband to watch this after he loved it so much, I eventually caved in despite it not really looking like my kind of thing.
Superbad is about two best friends, Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill), who aren't at all popular and don't really fit in anywhere. As most teenage boys are, they are fixated with sex and girls and are both desperate to lose their virginity before they go to college. With the help of their friend McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who is always a hit with the ladies, the boys try to get themselves some booze and get to a party to release their much built-up teenage angst.
This is typical of the style of films that Seth Rogen and Micheal Cera are always in - in other words, stupid. This probably isn't most people's cup of tea and you have to really like these sorts of silly films to appreciate the comedy here. My mum absolutely hates these sorts of films, whereas my husband loves them and I'm beginning to like them more and more as long as they're not too over the top.
McLovin has to be the best character in this as he looks so completely and utterly geeky with his puny little body and big rimmed glasses but his confidence and charm and the fact that he calls himself McLovin somehow manages to make him score with all the ladies. His character is just so funny and he is the one who made me laugh the most.
Although I did find it better and a lot funnier than I thought it would be, I didn't find it anywhere near as funny as my husband and his friends did and I sat there quite a few times rolling my eyes while he was laughing his head off at something that I thought was just plain stupid rather than funny. Despite that though, I did quite enjoy it but the comedy really is all down to the great performances from the three main characters.
If you like these sorts of films then Superbad is probably one of the best, but if you don't then I'd steer clear. I enjoyed this more than expected.
Superbad is another fantastic teen movie, much like many other teen movies, its rude, crude, but very funny and I really enjoyed this one when I saw it at the cinema a couple of years ago now.
The story is all about two friends Seth and Evan, its coming up to the end of high school and they have been invited to a party by two popular girls, Jules and Becca. So the two friends, need enough alcohol to turn up with at the party, however being underage, they need the help of their fairly nerdy friend Fogell, also known as Mclovin, with his fake ID.
However things in movies never go that smoothly, and throw in a pair of cops, and three great characters, and you have a very funny story line, and a really hilarious movie to watch.
The acting throughout it great. The movie stars Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, who some may know from juno, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as the three boys. And the likes of Seth Rogen are also in the film as one of the cops which makes it even funnier as he's such a great actor.
This movie is really funny, mainly aimed at the younger audience, so the language can be a bit crude at times, as can many of the drawings featured in the movie, which was also a very funny part of this film, if your easily offended this probably isn't for you, but if you like a laugh give this one a go, should have you it stitches.
The film is based around three young lads who are just about to leave School, but want to finish it with a bang. There are lots of leaving parties being talked about and it is Seth's plan to get stupidly drunk so that he can sleep with a girl he has been after all his school life. He is convinced he can make love to her. Most of the film is about their hilarious adventure of trying to get alcohol and get to a party.
Then one of the characters gets his had on a fake I.D naming him as McLovin which i thought was great. He tests the I.D out when Seth volunteers to buy alcohol for an end of year party. Then things start to go wrong for them all. They end up separated and trying to follow their own paths to get to the party.
Overall the film doesn't have the greatest storyline but was one of the funniest I have seen in a long time. If you like silly teen humour then this is definitely a film for you. Provides loads of giggles and many scenes will stick in your mind for a while.
Superbad, for many, was the surprise hit of the year. Yet when you consider the comedy pedigree sitting behind the camera, perhaps its not that much of a turn up. Director Greg Mottola, for instance, cut his teeth on episodes of Arrested Development and the underrated US show Undeclared. Co-writer Evan Goldberg has credits on the US Ali G show, while his partner in scribe is Seth Rogen, star of 2007s other breakout comedy, Knocked Up. And with that films director, Judd Apatow, also on the production team, its understandable to see where Superbad gets its quality from. Yet in spite of all of these names behind the camera, Superbad is powered by Jonah Hill, previously seen in mainly supporting roles, as the foul-mothed Seth. In conjunction with Michael Ceras Evan, he bursts his way through a film that sees the pair of them trying to buy booze to go to a girl-filled party, before they go their separate ways to college. Hill and Cera are strong in their lead roles, and keep Superbad motoring even through its quieter moments. But the scene stealer has to be Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fogell, or--courtesy of his fake ID--McLovin. When he encounters two cops, played by Rogen and Bill Hader, comedy gold swiftly ensues. Superbad isnt as consistently funny as Knocked Up, and its running time may outstay its welcome a little, but its still a tough film to knock. Its simple and straightforward aim, to sit on your screen and generate plenty of laughs, is comfortably achieved, and its rewatch value is high as well. Well worth a look. --Simon Brew