Superbad is the coolest raunch-com. Even up against the top players in the genre like American Pie, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Wedding Crashers, Superbad (arguably) takes the cake. With its simple yet stimulating plot and hilariously accurate dialogue, Superbad is one of the most quotable, top-notch, laugh-a-minute raunch-fests. As cheesy as it sounds, Superbad is super good.
Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) are co-dependent best friends to say the least. With only two weeks left in their senior year of high-school, Seth and Evan attempt to go out with a bang before graduating and leaving for separate schools in the fall. In the course of their “senioritis” and separation anxiety, the boys strive to meet girls and get laid.
Considering their pal Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) says he’s getting a fake I.D., Seth and Evan tell Jules (Emma Stone) and Becca (Martha MacIsaac) respectively that they will buy them booze for Jules’ big party. But when Fogell’s crack at purchasing liquor doesn’t go exactly as planned, things take a crazy turn as Officers Slater (Bill Hader) and Michaels (Seth Rogen) enter the picture.
Writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (notice the first names in relation to the lead characters) pull out all the stops in terms of perversion, profanity, and alcoholic consumption. Considering Rogen and Goldberg wrote the script in high-school, Superbad mirrors the hormone-raging mindset of pubescent males to the tee. Be it junior-high and/or high-school, this is the way teenage boys talk/act when their parents aren’t around. This is also the reason that fathers keep shotguns handy. For any recent high-school grad or otherwise, Superbad is heavily relatable. Between Seth, Evan, and Fogell, it is easy to share commonalities with one character specifically, and then put your friends in the shoes of the others. For instance, I was friends with a Seth and Fogell throughout junior and senior high-school.