2007   USA Superbad
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Director:Greg Mottola
Studio:Sony Pictures
Writer:Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
IMDb Rating:7.7 (165,889 votes)
Awards:1 win & 4 nominations
Duration:118 min
Greg Mottola  ...  (Director)
Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg  ...  (Writer)
Jonah Hill  ...  Seth
Michael Cera  ...  Evan
Christopher Mintz-Plasse  ...  Fogell
Bill Hader  ...  Officer Slater
Seth Rogen  ...  Officer Michaels
Martha MacIsaac  ...  Becca
Emma Stone  ...  Jules
Aviva  ...  Nicola
Joe Lo Truglio  ...  Francis the Driver
Kevin Corrigan  ...  Mark
Clement Blake  ...  Homeless Guy
Erica Vittina Phillips  ...  Mindy, Liquor Store Cashier
Joe Nunez  ...  Liquor Store Clerk
Dave Franco  ...  Greg the Soccer Player
Marcella Lentz-Pope  ...  Gaby
Goldberg  ...  
Rogen  ...  
Cera  ...  
Hill  ...  
Hader  ...  
Russ T. Alsobrook  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Come and Get Some

Summary: Striking a balance between raunch and sweetness is a tall order for any film, but the Judd Apatow-produced Superbad manages to serve up both in equal and satisfying portions without undercutting a consistent stream of laugh-out-loud performances and gags. Michael Cera (the sublime George Michael Bluth from Arrested Development) and unstoppable scene-stealer Jonah Hill (Apatow's Knocked Up) are lifelong pals who attempt to make up for years of obscurity by getting into one blowout party before parting ways for college; an opportunity presents itself in the form of Hill's crush, the lovely Jules (Emma Stone), who wants the boys to bring liquor to her shindig. What follows is a combination road adventure and coming of age story as Cera and Hill tackle crazed partygoers, a pair of overeager cops (played by co-scripter and producer Seth Rogen and Saturday Night Live 's Bill Hader), and the hard truth about girls and their own emotional bond. The humor is crass and occasionally gross but never mean-spirited, and Cera and Hill offer believable performances as guys wholly unaware of their own potential, yet ready to risk humiliation in order to find out. They're well supported by a cast of Apatow regulars, including Kevin Corrigan, Martin Starr, David Krumholtz, and Carla Gallo (and Stone and Martha MacIsaac are terrific as their love interests), but the film is completely shoplifted by newcomer Christopher Mintz-Plasse as their uber-nerdy pal Fogell, whose fake ID handle is among the movie's funniest gags. Classic funk fans should also keep an ear out for the score by Lyle Workman, which features such James Brown and P-Funk veterans as Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, and Clyde Stubblefield. --Paul Gaita

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