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'CulanDephi' returns to tell you all about the Seth Rogan-scripted/Apatow-produced SUPER BAD!!!

Published at: Feb. 16, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. KNOCKED UP is fuckin' hilarious. I'm hoping SUPER BAD is the chocolate to KNOCKED UP's peanut butter, the kleenex to KNOCKED UP's lotion. What? Eww... Anyway, Jonah Hill is great... he's the fat kid from 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN who wants to buy the disco boots from Catherine Keener and he was the fat hotdog guy in ACCEPTED. Put him together with George Michael from ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and a script from Seth Rogen then we have a winning combo. Same deal as 'CulanDephi's' previous report on SHOOTER. Early screening, not finished product, etc, etc. Little to no spoilers.

Don't know if anybody out there has heard of this movie yet. Apatow is a co-producer and the fact that his film Knocked Up is due soon may be the reason why. Anywho, this movie is written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and directed by Greg Mottola. When you look up Greg on IMDB you'll see that he directed a few episodes of "The Comeback." Please, for the love of God, don't hold that against him or this film. If you don't know who Seth Rogen is stop reading right now. Seriously, just click somewhere else on this page and visit one of Harry's sponsors. The movie stars Michael Cera (the kid from Arrested Development), Jonah Hill (unfamiliar to me too), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (newcomer), Seth Rogen and Bill Hader from SNL. OK, sorry for all the fluff. I went into this film not knowing anything about it other than Seth Rogen and Bill Hader. So, no expectations. When I saw Michael Cera in it I had a flicker of hope. Was my hope justified? Oh my god, yes. And young Mr. Cera isn't even the reason why. Wherever they got Jonah Hill from was pure brilliance. This kid, along with Cera and the newcomer, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, are the three funniest characters to come to cinema in a long time. This movie is as funny as, dare I say it? Yes, I dare, Anchorman. (And I mean the first version of Anchorman screened, not the test audience "re-cut" that was released to the unfortunate masses.) Not a fan of Anchorman? You're an idiot. But no worries, this film will have you rolling as these kids run around trying to buy booze for a party thrown by girls they hope to score with. While all of this goes down "hilarious hi-jinks" ensue and Cera and Hill's characters come to grips with going to separate colleges the next year. This movie is funny and has those "feel good" moments that help the film but don't bog it down in gayness. In fact, the ony "bad" part about this film is Seth Rogen and Bill Hader who play two police officers that run into the kids now and again throughout the film. They are funny in their own right but are completely blown away by the three "heroes" of the picture. I will say that, at times the film slows a tiny bit in the second act (when Rogen and Hader show up) but the rest of the comedy more than makes up for it. Remember the name Super Bad and do yourelf a favor and see it when it's released. I am sorry for this pathetic review but I don't want to spoil it for anybody and only hope to spur a good talk back session.

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  • Feb. 16, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Line

    by Lando Griffin

    There's something I supposed to say here...

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    I'm feeling pretty good

    by THE KNIGHT

    I'm feeling pretty good today...

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST

    someone has a boner for seth rogan.

    by Novaman5000

    "If you don't know who he is, get out of here". Wow, because he's been in one wide release movie, and he wasn't even the main character, so everyone should know his name? I happen to know who he is but still, I don't think any less of those who don't.<p> Anyway, I have friends who have seen this and the feedback was really positive.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    A movie where Seth Rogen is the lowpoint....

    by IForgotAbout19

    How can I lose?

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    'bogged down in gayness'

    by occula

    sorry, but i thought that review was kinda funny. i AM looking forward to this tho because i heart george michael, and that fat kid is pretty damned funny too, and so is seth rogan. so they better not disappoint!!

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    My review

    by culandephi

    Is horrible, I know, but this movie is fuckin' hilarious. In one scene, a girl asks Jonah Hill's character if he can get her some booze. She says, "you know, if you scratch my back I'll scratch yours." To which Hill's character replies, "funny thing about back, it's attached to my dick." That line alone is worth seeing this film and there are plenty more. I just hope that they don't edit it too much and ruin it as they did with Anchorman.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    As funny as Anchorman?

    by MikeHoncho

    If it truly is then this movie will immidiately make it onto my favorite movies list. And with George Michael thrown in there? It may actually surpass Anchorman...!

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I saw this last week and it was hillarious

    by ElectricDreams

    Attended a sneak preview screening at the studios last week w/ the cast. Got to say, this movie was hysterical. Michael Cera is so funny as just being his straight deadpan self. Jonah Hill was like the angry grown up "Chunk" from Goonies, most of the film, but still played a nice contrast to Cera's nice guy image. Then there was Christopher Mintz-Plasse who was the ultimate geek who goes on the adventure of a lifetime w/ the cops in the film. A new coming of age buddy film right up there w/ Weird Science, American Pie and Breakfast Club. This movie isnt slated out til like August the studio rep said, not sure why, it's ready to go next week and will have you laughing your ass off!!!

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    I saw it, it was fucking horrible

    by hatespeech

    I've seen better home movies by Helen Keller.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I saw this and it ate my cock.

    by El Scorcho

    No. Actually, I didn't see it.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Ancorman 're-cut"

    by captainalphabet

    WTF? This is a bullshit reference: "And I mean the first version of Anchorman screened, not the test audience "re-cut" that was released to the unfortunate masses..." - seriously WHATHEFUCK? most or the readers of your review probably didn't see an UNRELEASED version of Anchorman - you're using a reference that none of us can reference - you do it agaion in the talkback above... the only point you seem to be makin is that "the Anchorman i saw was better than teh one you saw... and the same just might go for Superbad. so don't blame me if you don't like it - i saw the GOOD version!" Shabby skills dude.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Hey AnalAlphabet

    by culandephi

    Or captain whatever... I was saying that the Anchorman that I saw was even funnier than the extremely funny Anchorman that was released. And that Super Bad is still funnier. I think it's funny that you were so pissed off with the review that it actually affected your typing in your talkback response. Shabby skills, dude.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 9:51 p.m. CST

    teh

    by captainalphabet

    'teh' was left in on purpose. it might be my favorite net word. i'm probably just pissed that there's a much funnier version of Anchorman out there somewhere. gah!

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Two Things

    by ZooTrain

    1. Michael Cera is brilliant. I hear that he improvs a lot of his "AD" stuff. Whether or not that's true, I don't know. 2. "Anchorman" wasn't funny. I laughed twice. I counted. But I realize that I'm in the minority and mentally inferior.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    it's ok zootrain

    by occula

    we anchorman lovers understand that you don't think lines like 'a whale's vagina' and 'is that sex panther you're wearing?' are funny. anchorman aside, michael cera is beyond.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Undeclared

    by IForgotAbout19

    Just watched episode 5 of Undeclared (Sick In The Head) Written by and starring old Seth Rogen. It fucking killed me. Further proof of Rogen's ability; He is a novelist.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    I saw it and grew an extra nipple.

    by half vader

    - I'm in a glass case of emoion.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    I saw this and started speaking in tongues.

    by half vader

    Catchphrases gotta eat. Except for that stupid fuck this/how did this happen. Starve that fucker.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Undeclared

    by half vader

    Actually listening to the commentaries right now. Favreau doing Rogen and Mongie Kyle Gass are funny. Mottola did a few eps. They're the new comedy mafia but I don't care.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    I saw this and the angels wept.

    by half vader

    O.K. I'll stop.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Fuuniest Movie of 2007?

    by Tidmore

    I know we're hardly into the year, but as I was anticipating Knocked Up to be the funniest movie of the year, and having now seen both it and Super Bad, I have to say Super Bad just might be the funniest movie of the year, since it's a lot funnier than Knocked Up. And I have to disagree with the review in one aspect, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader were extremely funny as the cops. Rogen's Handlebar 'Stach alone is funny. Overall though the movie is hilarious.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Anchorman is truly abysmal...

    by Dolph

    I can't understand the love.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 2:59 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA

    by T 1000 xp professional

    I have no idea but i'm actually dying of laughter when i read El Scorcho's comment, I guess it was the build-up with other comment.....muy nice, now i may go to bed

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST

    About the "un-cut" Anchorman

    by Norm Cascade

    Am I the only one who found that version to be complete dogshit? There were funny parts, don't get me wrong, but if we're talking about the stupid plot about "The Alarm Clock" bank robbers, then this reviewer can fuck off. That version was just too fucking lame to even comprehend.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogan is funnier than any episode of F Troop!

    by Uncle Stan

    No shit!

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Bilbo - huh?

    by half vader

    Didn't you see the story down there - "Aaron Eckhart! Harvey Dent! It's True!" Posted on Thursday?

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Wake up, Ron Burgundy

    by Garbageman33

    If you're talking about any of the footage that made it into that "extra", I have serious doubts about your reviewing abilities.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Anchorman was the worst movie ever made.

    by thelivingdoll

    A Piece of Shit. What a Piece of Shit. Oh What a Piece of Shit. Fuck my Ass, Oh What a Piece of Shit.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Idiot ?

    by kingoflight

    Anchorman was not a good movie to call someone who's not a fan an idiot just makes you look stupid. As for knocked up i hate that hairy fairy can't say a sentence with.....out ......pausing stupid looking cunt! ohh yeah the fat kid from 40 year old virgin.... sorry i missed that one. Might have been because it was not a sence i care to remember. The saving grace of that film if you can call it that is the two asian people in it. And the saving grace in Ron Burgundy's little adventure is fucking jack black !

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Hey IForgotAbout19 ...

    by Mr_NoReaction

    If you thought 'Sick In The Head' was funny, wait until you see 'Truth or Dare' ... funniest Undeclared episode, written by Rogen

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    kingoflight

    by Burgundy82

    What the fuck kind of backwards, Bizarro sense of humor do you have? The Pair O' "Hilarious" Pakistanis in 40-Year-Old-Virgin just tried waayyy to hard (Look, they poke fun at the Taliban! LOLZ!!), and JB in Anchorman was sadly off his game (plus he was only there for two fucking seconds). Both things you listed were the LEAST funny parts about those respective films.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    thelivingdoll

    by Burgundy82

    um... maybe you should just wait to post until whoever that is fucking your ass with a piece of shit is fall inished... just sit the next couple of plays out, man.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    "all finished"

    by Burgundy82

    i need Mario Teaches Typing.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Crayotic.

    by Red Ned Lynch

    Sorry. I watched it after you did. And the war on terror broke out again. My bad.

  • Feb. 18, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    LARRY STORCH GOTTA EAT!!!

    by TheUglyBaby

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