Superbad * * *


Director: Greg Mottola,
Screenplay: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg.
Starring: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Emma Stone, Kevin Corrigan, Martha MacIsaac.

Producer Judd Apatow previously brought us “Knocked Up” about a one-night-stand pregnancy and “The 40 Year Old Virgin” about… well, a 40 year old Virgin. Now with this, he addresses the highschool teenager’s desire for sex.

When highschool finishes, Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) are preparing to go their seperate ways for college. Before then though, they are set on losing their virginity. In order for that to happen, they have to attempt to buy booze for a popular kids’ party and then they should be set. However, throughout the eventful evening, things prove a little more difficult than that.

If your a fan of profane little geeky teenagers spouting nothing but bad language and dick jokes then this will definitely appeal. Otherwise, I’d stay clear. Even if your not a fan of crude and offensive humour though, there’s no denying the charm the little fuckers have. They are well written characters and apparently autobiographical, from star and screenwriter Seth Rogen and co-writer Evan Goldberg and are extremely well played by Hill and Cera. Christopher Mintz-Plasse is also a standout, providing most of the laughs as the over-confident “McLovin”. It’s not as good as many people have made it out to be and it’s certainly no classic but as highschool comedies go, it’s okay and provides regular laughs.

Much better than “American Pie” but for the best of it’s kind, and far more appealing, check out Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused”.

Mark Walker


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