Superbad

Director: Greg Mottola

Cast: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogan, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Emma Stone

Release Date:  May 14, 2004

What’s it about?

A teen comedy following two students – played by Hill and Cera – about to graduate from high school. They plan to go to a party and lose their virginities, which proves to be much harder than expected. Along the way, they encounter cops, gangs, and a rather unpleasant dance sequence. However, rather than going full tilt like American Pie, what really makes Superbad stand out is that the movie has heart and a certain innocence, which stands out despite the crazy shenanigans of its protagonists.

What’s hot?

The movie works because of slick dialogue and screenplay. The complete cast provides great performances, and share a crackling chemistry. Mintz-Plasse’s McLovin is a character for the ages. Despite being a teen comedy, the story is able to portray itself as more than just that. This level of depth easily separates it from movies in its genre making viewers see beyond the vulgarity and excess.

What’s not?

You must have the stomach for some icky situations and aggressive dialogue delivery from Hill (which makes his character work better somehow).

I’d give this..

4 Stars – The name’s McLovin!

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