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More on SuperBad that is actually SuperGood

August 17, 2007

New U.S. Release

Superbad

By TODD MCCARTHY

'Superbad'
Christopher Mintz-Plasse, left, Jonah Hill and Michael Cera are on a quest to buy beer and lose their virginity in director Greg Mottola’s ‘Superbad.’

A Sony Pictures Entertainment release of a Columbia Pictures presentation of an Apatow Co. production. Produced by Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson. Executive producers, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Co-producer, Dara Weintraub. Directed by Greg Mottola. Screenplay, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg.

Seth – Jonah Hill
Evan – Michael Cera
Fogell – Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Officer Slater – Bill Hader
Officer Michaels – Seth Rogen
Becca – Martha MacIsaac
Jules – Emma Stone
Nicola – Aviva
Francis the Driver – Joe Lo Truglio
Mark – Kevin Corrigan

The bawdy jokes score big points, but it’s the rueful acknowledgement of adolescent embarrassment and humiliation that most distinguishes “Superbad,” another ultra-raunchy and commercial sex comedy from the Judd Apatow laugh factory. Co-written by and featuring “Knocked Up” star Seth Rogen, this very cheesy-looking account of three horndogs’ long night’s journey into hazy self-awareness is like “American Pie” with a conscience. Fixation on all manner of bodily functions and a plethora of outrageously out-there gags guarantee strong teen and date-night turnout, although demos will skew younger than for “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” Pic will never die as a high school and frathouse keg-party favorite.

Check it out here: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117934354.html?categoryid=31&cs=1 

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