Reviewed on 2007 August 17
Okay, with that out of the way… Superbad is raunchier than even I anticipated, even though I knew it came from the deves that brought us The 40 Year Old Virgin. I didn’t think they could get any wilder but they did. This thing has more f-bombs in it than a Naval berthing area. That’s not to say it can’t be very funny at times, but I’ll warn you right now it’s not for everyone.
Seth (Josh Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) are old friends gearing up for their last two weeks of high school. In addition to getting ready to go to college, they want to hook up with the respective girls of their dreams at least once before going away in the fall. The problem is Evan, despite being smart enough to get accepted into Dartmouth, can’t see that his beloved Becca (Martha MacIsaac) already likes him. Seth can’t believe that cool girl Jules (Emma Stone) would ever like him. Their third friend, Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is another smart nerd, but unlike Seth or Evan, he can’t see his own nerdiness. Dork or not, Fogell is going to get that holy grail of all high schoolers aspiring to better parties: a fake ID.
Jules is the mythical popular girl that’s actually pretty nice, featured in many movies but that few of us ever actually encountered in our high school days, and she invites Seth to a party at her house that night. He accepts and volunteer’s Fogell’s new toy to take everyone’s drink order for the bash, thinking this should be a simple process.
No. Things promptly go wrong and keep getting worse. A lot of parts were funny, some were just disgusting, and most of both were at another party from hell. I think my favorite bit was Seth, cornering his Home Ec teacher and explaining, both eloquently and profanely, why he didn’t need to make a #$@!!!@#^# tira misu.
Two chocolate morsels. The incredible soundtrack alone earns one.