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03/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Superbad" by Yojimbo

I hate contemporary American comedy. Fact. So this combination of High School coming of age, gross out comedy and night in hell formulae is the kind of movie I'd usually crawl naked through broken glass to avoid. But it's actually really, really funny! There are loads of hilarious lines, particularly involving Jonah Hill's brilliant tirades against his fellow nerds ("Nobody's had a hand job in cargo shorts since 'Nam!"). I loved the cops as well (look out for the extended "semen" speech on the DVD extras!) and not only is it genuinely witty rather than relying on cheap, dumb "laughs" as most of these films do, it actually has some insightful and heart warming moments towards the end, even more so than the empty celluloid of the likes of Garden State. I don't really think it's got much in ...

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Franz Patrick
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12/24/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Superbad

Superfunny. Michael Cera made this film for me. I can relate to his character the most because even though he's awkward and kind of dorky, he has the heart and charm that you can't help but admire. Jonah Hill is great as well, playing the sarcastic and sometimes self-centered best friend. Although most people argue that the reason why this movie dominated the box office is because it's funny and raunchy at the same time, I'd place my bet on the fact that everyone can relate to these characters because there's a dork in each and every single one of us. Everyone goes through adolescence and wanting to belong; this picture is all about those. I won't be surprised if this turns out to be a classic because I did enjoy this film from its opening credits. Even though this is not the best movie o...

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4/4 

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12/06/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Just let the fat kid rant, we gotta movie!

Let me start by saying that I liked 40 Year-Old Virgin. Not a cinematic masterpiece, but really funny and sweet at times.

Knocked Up was okay, not great.

This movie kinda falls below even those other two.

The first 20 minutes or so were pretty funny, with Jonah Hill's rants about getting laid and alcohol mildly entertaining, while Michael Cera did his standard "George Michael" Arrested Development innocent thing.

Then it just got boring and long. Get to the freaking party already. The jokes started getting more and more lame, but I will say that the last 10 minutes did kind of pick back up.

If you like the other two, you might like this one as well, but it is not as good. Not really.

And I like stupid comedies like this.

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2.5/4 

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09/09/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Superbad in a Good Way

I'm convinced that the future of comedy rests in the hands of Judd Apatow and his circle of friends. First there was 40-Year Old Virgin, then Knocked Up and now Superbad. I have yet to be disappointed - and continue to be pleasantly surprised.

For a film that was started by two 13-year-olds (Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg) this holds up surprisingly well, though I'm sure there were plenty of rewrites involved. The idea is old as teen comedies - a group of friends looking to score with the girls before graduating - however, what sets Superbad apart is that it manages to be both smart and funny. The dialog comes at you at warp speed - it's vulgar yet witty and it doesn't feel strained.

I have to give credit to Seth (Jonah Hill), Evan (Michael Cera) and McLovin (a great find in lovably n...

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3.5/4 

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