| August 20, 2007

I am just going to start by saying that Superbad is one of the funniest films of the last ten years. Yes I said it. Some will disagree with me but I think the film will stand on its own as the Fast Times at Ridgemont High of the 21st Century. The last three decades have bred what could be considered the epitome of High School comedies. The eighties of course had Fast Times, the nineties had American Pie and now we have Superbad.
I had the fortune of seeing an early screening but wanted to see it one more time to make sure I felt the same way. The advanced screening was an interesting experience, because the projectionist put the reels in the wrong order. The film jumped to a whole different level after about 30 minutes and everyone was confused for a moment. The great thing is that the movie didn’t suffer. Seeing the movie in the wrong order was just as fun as seeing it as how it should be.
Seth Rogen, star of this summers Knocked Up, co-wrote this film with friend Adam Goldberg. According to Rogen this script was first written when he was 13 years old, and they tweaked it until its current state. He also co-stars with SNL star Bill Hader as one half of the worst police duo of all time. I haven’t written what this film is about yet, simply because I think that the film is great and you should see it, but also because it is a pretty simple plot. Jonah Hill (Knocked Up, Accepted) and Michael Cera (Arrested Development) star as best friends who are starting to suffer from separation anxiety after learning they wont be attending the same college. They have one more night to party and possibly get laid, and this sets the groundwork for the adventure that is Superbad. I will mention the great character that we all know from the trailer as “McLovin.” He is played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and is such a treat to watch. I don’t want to give away any of his scenes but if you don’t like him, I would think you entered the wrong movie.
In conclusion, the script is top-notch, the soundtrack is incredibly funky, the actors are all on the top of their game, and when can you go wrong with over 35 different descriptions of genitalia? Stay during the credits for a few minutes for a little extra surprise.

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