Two co-dependent best friends navigate through the last few
weeks of their senior year and try to throw a crazy party.
Directed by Greg Mottola
Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse,
Emma Stone, Martha MacIsaac, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader
Superbad was the first Goldberg/Rogen script that got adapted into a film for the big screen and it is one of the funniest films of all time. Greg Mottola directed this and then Adventureland in '09. Brilliant one two punch! Superbad came at a turning point in comedy where a sort of raunchy era was ending and the new wave was coming in. Superbad balances the old and new school, making it a timeless film.
Michael Cera and Jonah Hill play two best friends who are inseparable seniors that are graduating soon named Evan and Seth. They don’t really fit in with any of the cliques at their school but they got each other and their wacky ass friend, Fogell (Mintz-Plasse). While at school, Evan and Seth both promise to get some alcohol for their crushes. All hell breaks loose as they go on a once in a lifetime journey to acquire some alcohol.
Cera and Hill are unforgettable as Evan and Seth, easily the funniest role for both of them. When Fogell transforms into McLovin, the film really gets out of hand and I love it. Emma Stone is dynamite as the love interest for Hill’s character, Seth. The most memorable parts of Superbad are when Seth Rogen and Bill Hader’s cop characters pop up. My stomach always starts hurting whenever they take over the screen. Every performance is spot on and it doesn’t get much better than Superbad when it comes to dialogue in the comedy realm. Whenever comedy is part of a conversation, so is Superbad because it's simply one of the best.