Jan 062008
 

Superbad Movie PosterTwo co-dependent high school guys want to hook up with girls before they graduate and go off to different colleges, but, after a calamitous night just trying to buy alcohol for a school party, overcoming their separation anxiety becomes a greater challenge than getting the girls.

Director: Greg Mottola

Genre: Comedy

Other: Running Time: 1 hr. 54 min. ; Release Date: August 17th, 2007 (wide); MPAA Rating: R for pervasive crude and sexual content, strong language, drinking, some drug use and a fantasy/comic violent image.

Starring: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader

With Lay not feeling well the past several weeks, we rented a bunch of movies. This was one he wanted to watch. I wasn’t so sure about it, but really liked it after watching.

It has the element of transporting you back to your high school days that the original American Pie had. Michael Cera does great as the awkward teenage kid, but it is Jonah Hill who absolutely rules this movie! He had me laughing from the beginning to the end. His “silly fat-kid” character is the only one in the history of movies that shows what it truly feels like to be the funny fat kid in high school. I should know, I was one! Gosh, I just can’t believe how well he portrayed the unmitigated hell that was P.E.! Emma Stone and Martha Maclsaac also give very realistic depictions of teenage girls. None of that fake, over the top nonsense. The most over-the-top character was “McLovin” himself, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who did a great job of having us laugh with him as much as we did at him.

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