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Produced by Judd Apatow and co-written by Seth Rogen--both of 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN and KNOCKED UP fame--SUPERBAD is the story of two horny teenage geeks looking to lose their vi...Read more
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Superbad (DVD, 2007, Unrated; Extended Edition)

Greg Mottola, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill|Theatrical release: 2007 | Rating: Unrated

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Produced by Judd Apatow and co-written by Seth Rogen--both of 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN and KNOCKED UP fame--SUPERBAD is the story of two horny teenage geeks looking to lose their virginity before college. Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) are hoping to end high school on a high note, and when one of their crushes (Emma Hill) invites them to a graduation party, the boys are ecstatic. That is, until they become responsible for supplying the party with alcohol. They hurriedly concoct a scheme to use their friend Fogell's (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) horrendously fake ID, but trouble soon arises when Fogell becomes the victim of a liquor store robbery. The cops (Rogen and Bill Hader) show up, and the evening quickly disintegrates into a hilarious mess of misunderstandings, crackhead sing-alongs, and beer mixed with laundry detergent.Hill is a riot as the wild-haired and foul-mouthed Seth, and Mintz-Plasse is great fun as the uber-geek Fogell. But Michael Cera (formerly of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) steals the show as the sensitive and levelheaded Evan. His oddball line delivery and excellent comic timing make for some of the most bizarre but best moments of the film. The sexual humor can be pretty graphic at times, which is no doubt what earned the movie its R rating. Yet, despite gross-out jokes involving menstrual blood and penis drawings, SUPERBAD somehow manages to fly far above frat-boy, AMERICAN PIE-style humor. This is partly due to the comedic skill of the actors, but also because the characters--silly and absurd though they can be--are so well-written. Watching these bungling outcasts is a vivid reminder of the horrific lows and supreme highs of high school life, and their antics rather poignantly capture how age 18 can indeed be super bad, but also super good.

Product Details
  • Edition: Unrated; Extended Edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 043396194755

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Genre:Comedies
Format:DVD
Display Format:Unrated; Extended Edition

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Director:Greg Mottola
Leading Role:Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen
eBay Product ID: EPID62966268

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "SUPERBAD is superfun across the board....It helps that the fun doesn't stop. It helps even more that the pitch-perfect script doesn't step out of character for a joke."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (08/23/2007)

"Apatow directs with an adult understanding of and affection for teen hormonal rhythms....SUPERBAD is cute if you like guys who aren't even remotely bad..." -- Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (08/31/2007)

"It's funny, but there's something meaningful going on....[The film] has at its core a certain verisimilitude that is endearing -- even sweet."
Box Office - Tim Cogshell (09/01/2007)

3 stars out of 4 -- "[A]bsurdly comic. Gross-out humor abounds....Side-splitting laughter, along with some powerful cringing, are likely to be audiences' dominant reactions."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (08/17/2007)

"[S]weetly absurd....[The] setups and camerawork serve the characters unobtrusively, as do the homey production design and costumes."
New York Times - Manohla Dargis (08/17/2007)

4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] rapid-fire gag machine....SUPERBAD is a relentless rib-assault that sure-footedly blends gross-outs, flashbacks, fantasy asides and a full quiver of zingers."
Total Film - Matthew Leyland (10/01/2007)

4 stars out of 5 -- "Think AMERICAN GRAFFITI meets AMERICAN PIE at the crossroads where John Hughes meets John Landis....It's embarrassingly funny..."
Uncut - Tom Charity (10/01/2007)

4 stars out of 5 -- "Think of this best as a younger sibling to KNOCKED UP....The characters are just as well-drawn and the situations as oddly relatable."
Empire - Olly Richards (10/01/2007)

"[A] raucous party movie....The picture is dominated by three plucky young actors."
Sight and Sound - Ryan Gilbey (11/01/2007)

"Wide-eyed and sincere as it is hilariously, unrepentantly profane, the movie aims to express what it's like to stare down the barrel of your first foray into adulthood, and it's not afraid to be honest about it."
Los Angeles Times - Carina Chocano (08/17/2007)

4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] very crass but perfectly judged comedy with a heart of gold, and the leading triumvirate of Cera, Hill and Mintz-Plasse are absolutely priceless."
Ultimate DVD - David Richardson (04/01/2008)

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Created: 09/02/08
Never had the chance to see this film in the theaters, but I really wanted to this movie. When I finally go this DVD, it was worth the wait. This is a really funny film. If you are a fan of Seth Rogan, or a fan of The Forty year old Virgin, you will defintly love this movie.
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