Superbad

Superbad is a movie about two teenage boys who want to get with the girls they like before they finish high school, sound familiar? Well it is. There have been so many teen comedies lately all using the same crude jokes and cussing trying to make us laugh, the only difference in between movies like those and Superbad is that Superbad does it right.

Amidst all of the penis jokes and porn site reference the two main characters, Seth and Evan, have a definitive bond between them and you see that between all their bickering and arguing. Evan is a relatively shy kid and Seth is basically a loud mouth who says anything he wants to say when he wants to say it.

The whole movie plays out during the timeline of one day and it is incredible all the things that happen. Of course following Seth and Evan on their crazy attempts to get alcohol would be pretty bland if they were the only people involved in the movie, so the movie introduces to us three of the funniest characters.

Fogell, a “friend” of Seth and Evan gets a Fake ID that day so the two tell him to get them some liquor for the party to which they’ve been miraculously invited to. Everything seems like it’s going to be fine until Seth and Evan doubt the ID when they see Fogell has changed his name to McLovin, yes, just McLovin.

When buying the liquor the ID goes through but the store is then mugged which introduces two cops played by Seth Green and Bill Hader. These cops are hilarious in the fact that they say they will drive Fogell to his party and in the meantime they brake about more laws than crooks. It is nonetheless funny when they hear sirens and all go running yelling “The Cops!”

This movie has great laughs and even sometimes goes to a point where you might gag a little. How the writers thought up of some of the things these kids go through is beyond me, but it works. Superbad is easily one of the funniest movies of the year so far and one of the greatest Teen movies ever. I’d like to thank Judd Apatow for reviving to me the comedy genre. I give Superbad a well deserved 4/5.

1 thought on “Superbad”

  1. What can I say, I didn’t like the film. Between the overlong penis/lunchbox joke and the not so funny references to vaginas, this film was somewhat offensive. It may work for some, but for me it was plain rude and vulgar. I would give it 1.5/5

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