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Superbad (2007)

Superbad (2007)


Jonah Hill
Michael Cera
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Emma Stone

Directed by Greg Mottola

I have never been able to make it through to the end of this movie. I always start off and lose interest, but this Covid-19 lockdown has helped in seeing movies I always wanted to see to the end and Superbad is one of them. Finally I got to see how it ended and still I believe this movie is way over-hyped. I do not believe this movie is such the great comedy people have tagged it to be.

For me the comedy is too marinated in cursing and sexual references. The plot is too weak and the extremeness of everything else in the movie like the role of Seth Rogen and Bill Harder as cops, just further add to the reason why I never got why people saw this as a classic.

The movie is a good watch, with a plot that centers around two friends Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera). They have been close since childhood and now in high school about to graduate people (including their fellow classmates) are wondering how things will be when the dynamic duo splits. One thing these two are dying for is sex. They have had experiences in hand jobs and other things but not sex.
Their obsession with sex shows in their over eager to subscribe to porn sites and day dreaming that every girl is someone they could bang. You can guess they are not the most popular duo in school and to make it worse their friend Fogell was weirder than them.

A girl Seth has the hots for happened to be his home economics partner, Jules (Emma Stone). Jules find Seth funny and invites him to a party that she is throwing now that her parents are away. Seth of course invites Evan to come join. When the two were discussing it, Fogell comes by and tells them that he is getting a fake ID made so he can always buy booze.

Seth stupidly mentions this to Jules with the hope to impress and she tasks him with the job of bringing alcohol to the party. The movie then grows to be the adventure the two had getting the alcohol and the adventure Fogell had with two cops.

The movie like most high school movies where two people are so into each other played the same kind of formula so, that said I was not surprised by some of the things that happened.

For me this is an ok movie, even though it received critical acclaim and was a huge box office hit, I believe the movie is more over-hyped than it should be.


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