Superbad (2007)

Downright raunchy as hell, but I love it!

“Superbad” revolves around two co-dependent high school seniors (Hill and Cera) who set out to score alcohol for a party, believing that girls will then hook up with them and they will be ready for college. But as the night grows more chaotic, overcoming their separation anxiety becomes a greater challenge than getting the girls.

When I first saw this film back in 8th grade, with my mom, sister, and my sister’s friend, all on opening night, I was not expecting to be clinching my ribs the whole throughout this movie. And not much has changed 3 years later, now that I’m a big boy.

The one thing that separates Superbad from so many other comedies in today’s world, is that it literally is, funny from beginning to end. Yes, film’s like The Hangover, or Pineapple Express, they are all funny, but their never from beginning to end hilarious, this film is. The screenplay was written from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, and they started writing it when they were like 12, so it gives you the perfect realism, of how teenagers actually talk, and that’s the one thing I liked. I’m not the dirtiest mofo, but I can at least say that I have had conversations with my boys, like these three are having about sex, women, and everything else in between. But it’s not just the humor that get’s you, and it will, but there is a certain amount of heart, deep within all the sex jokes. The film gives us a nice refreshing look at friendship, and somehow the nerdiest bunch of dudes, can somehow be the coolest guys you would never ever know, and no matter, they always stay friends. This film makes me really want to go out to everyone in my huge school and get to know them all.

It is a teen comedy, but it doesn’t mean it’s not smart. There are so many crude, and rude sex jokes, as well as plenty of disgusting gags (who can forget the blood?), but everybody just loves having a good time like your back in high school. I’m not done high school, and got plenty of parties coming up, but the way this whole film revolves around one crazy night is perfect, because your along for the ride, and feel like your apart of something special, that you haven’t felt in awhile since you left high school. For some reason, I do love “one night” films, but this one has the most fun with its happenings, jokes, and overall everything else.

The one thing that makes everything click in this film, is it’s characters that never stop being great. Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, became house-hold names after this, and play the roles now, that they did then, but they are just so damn lovable. Watching these two on-screen now is great, because they both seem like friends and real life, which shows through their chemistry with one another on-screen. They are a great duo for comedies, and I would love to see them in other stuff hopefully. Christopher Mintz-Plasse will always be remembered as McLovin, but it’s not a terrible act to be known for, since he’s the greatest nerd in cinema history. And I will always stand by that. I absolutely loved Seth Rogen and Bill Hader as the two cool cops in this film, every scene they have is just great, and their comedic timing between both is just perfect.

Consensus: Superbad may be lean, mean, and without a doubt sick, and dirty as hell, but it’s hilarious, with a heart in the middle, and a perfect casting job, that will lead you on quoting this film for year’s to come.

9/10=Full Pricee!!!


  1. Gotta say I adore this film. I didn’t expect to like it, thinking it was just going to be dumb humour, but the relationship between the two main characters gives it a lot of heart. Jonah Hill cracks me up in it constantly!

  2. Yes, Superbad delivers and the chemistry between Cera and Hall is perfect. I liked your thoughts on Pineapple Express and The Hangover, though the former didn’t resonant with me as much as the latter. I agree though, neither film was as successful as Superbad.

    I’d like to invite you over to my review for further thoughts, comparison, etc., if you’re interested.
    Above the Line: Practical Movie Reviews

  3. It’s hard to get me laughing these days, and even harder to revisit a flick and find it just as awesomely funny again and again, and Superbad is definitely a flick that did that. Easily in my top five comedies of the decade.

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