Review

Harry laughs his ass off over SUPERBAD... and that's a lotta ass

Published at: May 23, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST by headgeek

I have to say – I’ve been totally knocked out by two comedies this year. KNOCKED UP and SUPERBAD. Sure, I saw KNOCKED UP at BUTT-NUMB-A-THON last year, but that was a work in progress – the final film is even funnier. That the same basic creative team is also releasing SUPERBAD the same summer… it’s just very damn unlikely that they’d be at all on the same par. Right? Wrong. This summer, you’re going to get two Great Comedies. For the purposes of this review, I’m going to talk about SUPERBAD, the one you’ll get on August 17th. I went into this screening with little to no hype. When I got the call to set up the Drafthouse screening and I was told the names of the talent coming, I didn’t really know who they were talking about. But then, I’m really bad with names. Yoko instantly went Googily over Michael Cera – and the fact he was going to be there. But from watching the trailer… I was excited about one name in particular… Christopher Mintz-Plasse aka McLovin! I don’t know why, but from the first trailer, then the Red-Band trailer – this McLovin character just had me in stitches. When the film started up – it just felt right. The whole opening conversation – which goes on forever – seemingly in real-time, with no breaks – between Jonah Hill and Michael Cera… it is absolutely filthy, but filthy in the way that best friends speak. They’re not particularly talking about the most important shit in the world, in fact, it could very well be a conversation that they’ve been having for years with 30% differences – but it feels earnestly spoken. As if it wasn’t the work of an actor given words, but of two friends talking on the way to school about the filthy shit they found on the net, the girls they have crushes on, and how life in college is going to be completely different. Not only that, but I found myself so engrossed in the conversation, that I really didn’t care about anything that was around them. It was, entirely about them. Which is what they themselves were thinking. Until the reality of the fact that the outside world doesn’t see these guys for the funny fucks that they are. The outside world doesn’t see them as anything other than a pair of dorks to torment. And it has so consistently been that way, that they don’t take it with shock, but with that feeling of acceptance… that is how it is, but with the faith that perhaps it will not always be so. Then we’re introduced to the character that is beneath these two, or so we think at first… Fogell (soon to be known as McLovin). If the characters of Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) are geeks… Fogell is the dweeb along for the ride. He’s very socially inept – one would gather upon first impressions – but these characters are not lightly drawn. The character dynamic changes, given who is talking with who – and in what group they’re functioning in. In other words, it’s very much a reality based comedy. Let me see if I can break it down a bit for you. Seth and Evan have been best friends forever. They’ve gone through the fire of being called “fags” from the alpha crowd, but they’ve functioned well… They’ve attempted to make progress in the delicate world of “getting laid” and there is evidence that the fairer sex could possibly be warming to their attempts. In Seth’s mind – Evan is his only and best friend. To Seth, Fogell is a leech, that’s trying to suck his friend away from him. He’s intimidated by Fogell, because Fogell is, in fact, better at school than Seth – and is like Evan in that degree, but what is worse – Fogell is going to the same college as Evan – and he’s paranoid that Fogell will replace him, and then he… Seth, will be friendless. In Evan’s mind – Seth is his best friend. But the reality is, Seth didn’t get good enough grades to get into the same college as Evan. He doesn’t like Fogell as much as Seth – and in Evan’s heart, he knows that Seth will always be his best friend, but he’s terrified of being alone at College and has begun the process of making friends with Fogell because Seth is terrified of being alone. In Fogell’s mind – Seth and Evan are cool. Fogell feels Fogell is cool, because he’s in the same group with Seth and Evan. Seth makes fun of Fogell, but Fogell knows that’s just how Seth is, but he also knows that Evan is a good guy and a good friend. But Fogell believes he can be so much more. He knows he’s looked down upon, but Fogell is taking the steps to reinvent himself. Something that he’s anxious to do once he is in college, he will soon become McLovin and then the world will be his bitch. Awwww, yeah. Now – because this is a TEEN SEX COMEDY – the overall drive of the film is “Getting Laid.” In this film, that is facilitated by the acquisition of alcohol – a substance that Seth and Evan have decided to take on. I.e.… they’ve told their dream girls, that they’ll be bringing the booze to this “almost graduated” party at Jules’ house. Who is Jules? Well, she’s played by Emma Stone – and she’s the object of Jonah Hill’s affections. Becca (Martha MacIsaac) is the object of Michael Cera’s affections. And McLovin is setting his lasers on the hottie Nicola, played by the uberhot redhead, Aviva. This group of friends are about to set off on a quest, that will lead them on a very interesting path. Especially McLovin. You see, McLovin ends up in the backseat of a police car. Usually the chair of hell for any underage teen who has attempted to purchase alcohol. HOWEVER… The cops driving this car… Bill Hader and Seth Rogan. Well… They’re the coolest most irresponsible insane fucking cops ever. They’re cops – if geeks could become cops. And they’re the sort of geek cops that… well… you’ll have to experience for yourself. I’ve given you a brief, somewhat, look at the key characters in this film. The plot isn’t miraculous. However – the comedy and character performances are all 100% perfect. I laughed so hard – but a good portion of that hilarity springs from just how true the material is that is being drawn upon for the comedy. It feels right. Do Seth, Evan and Fogell get laid? Is that really what they wanted? Is there more to it than that? Is this the pivotal night of their lives? Well, for one it is. The director of the film, Greg Mottola has one other film on his filmography and a lot of TV. But if you saw THE DAYTRIPPERS – it indicated a very strong talent for humor – here – combined with the writing of Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg… and the fantastic casting of all the key parts mentioned – leaves us with a teen comedy that is absolutely hilarious… and better than that, quite a bit true. SUPERBAD is one of the best times you’ll have this summer.

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  • May 22, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I am so freaking excited about this movie.

    by MikeHoncho

    I got the screensaver and the countdown on my computer...

  • May 22, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Better than…

    by The Heathen

    Spider-Man 3? Because I really loathed myself after coming out of a midnight show of that one. Actually, this does look like a blast. Along with Knocked Up, a lot of the people I talk to want to see these two movies over anything else this summer.

  • May 22, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera is The man this

    by BrightEyes

    Michael Cera is The man this will Rock!!!!!

  • May 22, 2007, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera = Fuck Yeah

    by Canada's King

    I love this kid.

  • May 22, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    So what a damn minute...

    by TheGreatPumpkin

    There was a screening at the Alamo, it wasn't mentioned here, and I didn't manage to find out about it elsewhere though I live in Austin? Damn, Harry! Look out for the little people, already! Knocked Up at BNAT was beyond funny and I absolutely can't wait to see it again opening weekend (if not before). Superbad's been on the radar for months, so hopefully I don't have to wait much longer. Michael Cera was hi-lar-ious at the AD 3rd season DVD party at the Alamo, so it should be good times...

  • May 22, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    what = wait

    by TheGreatPumpkin

    Me = Retard

  • May 22, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    As a school teacher...

    by theBigE

    I hear filthy teen talk all the time - they just don't realize I can hear them! Teens on this site, be warned! I'm not looking forward to this movie for that reason. I am looking forward to it for Michael Cera and the fading memories I have of my own nerdy teen existence.

  • May 22, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Saw this a few weeks ago and seeing it again tomorrow

    by Bungion Boy

    I loved it. I haven't laughed harder at a movie this year. I think Knocked Up is a better film, but Superbad is funnier. But who am I kidding? They're both great. Two of the best films of the year. This will be the summer of Seth Rogan.

  • May 22, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    actually

    by HEADGEEK

    it was mentioned on the site - sony only gave us a small amount of tickets and recruited the screening from the U.T. campus.

  • May 22, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    I just glad to see Michael Cera again

    by antonphd

    He was hilarious in Arrested Development.

  • May 22, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera is The 18 Year Old Virgin

    by antonphd

    Please... make that movie.

  • May 22, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera is The 18 Year Old Virgin

    by antonphd

    oh wait... that's what SuperBad is. oops. my bad.

  • May 22, 2007, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Harry, Underdog

    by antonphd

    Where's the Underdog link... it's been down all day since the story went up. I want to see the Underdog trailer. I have a lot of work to ignore and I need shit like the Underdog trailer to help me.

  • May 22, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Negetive Post

    by mrjoker

    I think Knocked Up looks terrible, like they are saying you have to get a girl pregnant in order to 'grow up'.- SuperBad could be ok though.

  • May 22, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    "the final film is even more funnier."

    by Alonzo Mosely

  • May 22, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    More funnier...

    by andrew coleman

    If Superbad can make me laugh as hard as when I read that, I'm totally in.

  • May 22, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    I knew I should have drug college out a bit longer...

    by TheGreatPumpkin

    ...like 6 years :-/

  • May 22, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    "even more funnier"

    by Uga

    I'm not expecting perfection, but Jesus, really?

  • May 22, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    George Micheal gets some!

    by montessaurus

    Superseriously can't wait to see this. Been jonesing since I saw the first trailer some months ago. I bet Superbad is superfuckinrad.

  • May 22, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    EVEN MORE FUNNIER

    by The Only Woj

    I expected better from you, Harry.

  • May 22, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    "More Funnier"

    by Napoleon Park

    As three of the above posts point out, the phrase isn't "more funnier".<p> It's "more funner".

  • May 22, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    More funnier!

    by Elmore Rigby

    Less un-funnier!

  • May 22, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Also, if they're going to make movies

    by Napoleon Park

    based on James Brown songs, I vote for "Mother Popcorn". It would be a laff-packed action thrill ride of the summer and the perfect mother popcorn movie.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    its definitely "more funnier"

    by FrenchBastard03

    which is more funnier

  • May 22, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST

    LET IT BE KNOWN

    by The Real MiraJeff

    that I can't wait to see this. In fact, I tried sneaking into this back in January and Sony's hired help, aka The Screening Exchange Nazis, literally heard me utter the name of Sony's PR guy, and because I knew that apparently highly classified information, inferred that I must be a member of the press. They forced me out of line, started saying how they can turn away anyone they want, yada yada, as if I would ever not like a movie with Seth of Judd's name on it. As if I was going to go home and regardless of whether I actually enjoyed the film, write a scathing review that would turn off millions of fanboys and their precious box office dollars. I totally acknowledge lying on the little form they give you, asking whether you write online reviews, but quite frankly, I have never been treated more unfairly at any screening I've ever attended, or tried to attend. There was no evidence of my actual job, literally, just a security guard overhearing me mention a name that anyone would know if they read the trades. And here's the kicker. To make it up to me, they gave me passes to see a free movie. Well because it was X-Mas season, I had literally seen everything at the theater except for one movie... Night at the Museum. So rather that start up positive buzz for Sony, the company Sony hired actually helped out Fox's box office receipts for a truly dreadful film, and cost themselves a great early review in the process, since I have no doubt that I will love Superbad. So I had to stand in the refreshment line, actually chatting with some of the film's stars and their guests, everyone pumped to see Superbad, and then I had to retreat into a CGI-filled abomination. Way to do your job Screening Exchange. Reaction for this one has been stellar across the board. A prominent comedy director told me last week that it was the funniest film he'd seen in the last 5 years, which technically, would include some of his own movies. Two other tidbits. When my brother came out to visit me in LA in January, obviously I wanted to show the kid a good time and give him a little taste of the industry, so we went to the Alpha Dog premiere, courtesy of the nice, warm-hearted folks at Universal. We met Jonah Hill at the afterparty and not only was he gracious enough to chat with us, but we talked for about a half-hour, mostly about Knocked Up since I was still raving about it after seeing it a couple months earlier. Not only is Jonah hilarious onscreen and off, he's a genuinely good guy who hasn't let his success go to his head. This Apatow crowd keeps it real. Number 2, just in cast Herc doesn't mention it tomorrow, Michael Cera's new Web series, Clark and Michael, debuts tomorrow night on CBS Innertube and on clarkandmichael.com. The series is directed by Max Winkler, a really talented 23 year-old kid who just sold a very cool-sounding spec script to Fox Searchlight which Jason Reitman will produce. I'm looking forward to the web series, and I think those of you looking forward to Superbad (and fans of Arrested Development) would do well to check it out and show it some support. Harry, great review, keep 'em coming.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Seth ROGEN is "more funnier" than Seth ROGAN

    by Ditch Brodie

    Other than that, nice review.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    MiraJeff

    by SnakesOnABicycle

    Waaaaaaaaa! Didn't get to go to the screening. Waaaaaaaa! Had to see a different FREE movie. Waaaaaaaaaa! You coulda started some positive buzz! Waaaaa! Your diaper's full. And while I hope it makes for a more comfortable seat, I just want to know how the fuck did you make it through the holidays, let alone spring, let alone all those hours of Everquest, let alone a scathing case of loneliness knowing that you'd gotten so close, but yet like the moth that is burned by the flame, had to mention one of your many connections to the magic that is Hollywood and the Sony PR machine, and not see Superbad? I have an idea for next time, shut the fuck up. Who the fuck even are you? What do you do? What part of Harold's inner ass-kissery circle of droogs do you belong to? Are you the group that butters his popcorn? Or the sector that has to think up new ways to tell him that third chin makes him look thin? I'm sorry, I'm jealous, cause I've been wanting to see Night At A Museum for a while myself.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    badass movie

    by Wizejoker

    I loved it from beginning to end whenever I saw it at the drafthouse. It's definitely going down as my high school movie. Completely captured what I felt like in high school.

  • May 23, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    MiraJeff just earned the "WTF-Award"

    by Doctor_Sin

    Jesus holy fuck what is wrong with you?<p>Why is it that every fucking lunar cycle one of the AICNers gets low on their Zoloft and flips out about not getting into some screening somewhere or how they couldn't entertain pals/friends/family by schmoozing?<p>Here's a tip - it's Harry's turn to write something now. Back out of the goddamn spotlight. Sheesh. It's like a menstrual cycle with you guys. Who's next month? Vern?

  • May 23, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Was it just me?

    by Allfather Starr

    Or did this review consist merely of "A likes B because B likes C. But C likes A because A likes C because he's cool. But even more funnier than that is that B likes C to A his friend B, and then when CBA meets BCA we end up with BA. Baracus!" Pointless.

  • May 23, 2007, 2:23 a.m. CST

    just sayin...

    by The Real MiraJeff

    i was bummed i didn't see it then and can't wait to see it later this summer with everybody else, just thought u guys might be able to relate to the cool kids getting to go to the good movie and the rejects having to suffer through Night at the Museum, which I still can't believe was written by the Reno 911! guys... it's like an alternate universe, man

  • May 23, 2007, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Oh come on, getting laid in high school wasnt that hard

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    Okay, isn't...I don't graduate for another 2 weeks. But seriously, I'm a total geek, anti-social, and not terribly good looking and I managed to consistently have a girlfriend and access to sex for much of high school. I never understood these comedies where people just want to love their V-card. I never slept with a girl in a one night stand scenario (Okay, once with just-a-friend, but that's a bit different) and I certainly wouldn't want to lose my virginity in a one off type thing. It's not some weird moral crusade bullshit. It's just not my preference. Also, it sucks when you're used to getting laid and then suddenly don't, so losing it on a pity fuck the night of graduation or prom or whatever just seems to suck on many levels. But then, no one cares about my sex life except me.

  • May 23, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Also, I saw Knocked UP last September

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    or October maybe and while I laughed a lot and made 2 friends in the kids I invited to come with me to the film I didn't think much of it. Also, addendum to my previous post: I don't drive. So, I'm a geeky, anti-social, medium looking guy. If I could/can get laid in high school, anyone can. It's a meat market. The hard part is finding someone worth your while. Luckily, I go to a high school that is on a college campus (long story) so when I swore off high school girls, (they're really insipid generally and frigid as a whole) I had alternatives at the CC.

  • May 23, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    The Trailer For This Movie Looks ......... Pretty Funny

    by Red Dawn Don

    I saw the trailer at: www.sonypictures.com/previews/index.html There is also a website for the movie called www.areyousuperbad.com Not much there now. That may change later though.

  • May 23, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Hey Just Found .................... The R-Rated Trailer

    by Red Dawn Don

    The R-Rated Trailer For "Superbad" is here. It Has a MPAA red intro screen. www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPc28FASaEE It is quite a bit rauchier than the MPAA green intro screen.

  • May 23, 2007, 5:21 a.m. CST

    This movie comes out in August, which means....

    by TheUltraHumanite

    Lost will be in syndication, and we can talk about it than

  • May 23, 2007, 5:22 a.m. CST

    p.s

    by TheUltraHumanite

    I'm a long dead talkbacker, resurected to make sure geeks still watch lost

  • May 23, 2007, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Crikey, MiraJeff, what was the point of that?

    by Bronx Cheer

    I realize you explained yourself, but c'mon now, think about it the next time you abuse the black box. The one thing I took away from your rant was how devastated the film's turnout would be because you did not get the chance to write an early review.</p> <p>I have one piece of advice: don't lie. If they ask if you write online reviews, tell the truth. Or is it so important to you to get you little blurb of a review out into the world that you'll lie, cheat, and steal to do it? Blech.</p> <p>This film will probably be a big hit.</p>

  • May 23, 2007, 6:40 a.m. CST

    It's cool that you review this so far in advance Harry

    by Vicenzo

    But you do realize there's not a single readable review of Pirates 3 on your site? Anyway... good review. I'll definitely check this out, just like Knocked Up.

  • May 23, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Other James Brown Movies:

    by Napoleon Park

    "I Feel good" is the I feel good hit of the Summer! Actually, that's all I got, unless Spike Lee films "Say it Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud". "Sex Machine" might be good with a hard-R. "Tara Reid IS... Sex Machine!" <p> Here's that Superbad red band clip again, this time with TinyUrl. <p> > http://tinyurl.com/yu5p4y <

  • May 23, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST

    In Brian's mind--

    by brianroberts101

    a bullet, if he has to read those three awkwardly-contructed paragraphs ever again. Movie sounds GREAT, though.

  • May 23, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Yaaay!

    by Neil McCauleys Crew

    More mentions of Harry's bodily functions in the headline, one of the many awesome features of why I love AICN!<p>As my main man Tyrese would say: Bring it!

  • May 23, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    The Return of the R-Rated Comedy

    by The Central Scrutinizer

    Thank God for Judd Apatow and Co. My favorite comedies from my childhood were "Animal House", "Caddyshack" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and I think it's about time that the film industry made comedies for adults instead of the PG-13 crowd. Bravo!!!

  • May 23, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    b/w

    by AllieJamison

    somehow white font on black ground reads better than dark font on white ground.

  • May 23, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    that's cuz I haven't seen PIRATES yet

    by HEADGEEK

    but I will tonight! H

  • May 23, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    freaking awesome

    by podkayne8

    I was able to attend this screening (and thanks btw, to the ptb for letting me in!) and it was awesome. My face literally hurt from laughing. McLovin rocks!

  • May 23, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Actually...3 great comedies this summer...

    by K_Darklighter

    HOT ROD is fucking hilarious. Don't care what anybody else says. Plus, Harry, cool it on the hyperbole. "They’re the coolest most irresponsible insane fucking cops ever." Um, have you ever seen SUPERTROOPERS!?

  • May 23, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    MiraJeff, you wouldn't happen to be a recent graduate..

    by Lenny Nero

    ...would you? Because you just name-dropped Clark Duke, a former child star and LMU grad from 2006, and Henry Winkler's son, a 2006 graduate from USC. <p> Just curious, because we kind of run in the same circles.

  • May 23, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera

    by Birdys Piano Teacher

    Could absolutely play Harpo or Zeppo in a Marx Bros. biopic.

  • May 23, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST

    He Made Incest Cool!

    by Colier Rannd

    Ok, no one can really make incest cool but Michael Cera help to make it some of the funniest most awkward scenes ever on tv. Can't wait to see this!

  • May 23, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    these cops kick SUPERTROOPERS' ass

    by HEADGEEK

    They have nothing on these guys. And that's no hyperbole.

  • May 23, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Is it just me or does Aviva look like

    by Trader Groucho 2

    the carrot spawn of HeadGeek and Marcia Cross, were such a thing ever to have occurred???

  • May 23, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    joking aside, Aviva

    by Trader Groucho 2

    is by no means a traditional beauty, but she is hot.

  • May 23, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    i had to reread that review a couple times

    by Deadwood Dan

    Harry, can't wait for this movie, but man, your sentence structure is just FUBAR. I have a book on writing. Would you like to borrow it?

  • May 23, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    SuperBad

    by lost.rules

    you got to have real confidence in your movie to name it that. Otherwise......:)

  • May 23, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    McLovin Sounds Like ............. An Orgy At MacDonalds

    by Red Dawn Don

    Please hold the pickle. Extra special sauce on the fur-burgers.

  • May 23, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Good review, Harry. Thanks!

    by monorail77

    Makes me want to see this far more than the trailer did. Thanks.

  • May 23, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    s0nicdeathmonkey, you are a God!

    by monorail77

    I just was never able to crack the corridors of 'tang in high school. I wan't unpopular or bad looking, it just never happened. Now that I'm happily married with three kids, I'm over all of that, but it bothered me quite a bit, I recall, at the time. I think my experience is probably more common than yours. Kudos, friend, for taking the plunge.

  • May 23, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    LENNY AND BRONX

    by The Real MiraJeff

    Lenny, man, wow, I love that name. Strange Days is so underappreciated. You get today's gold star. And yes, I am a recent grad. Shoot me an email, we'll grab a drink and do some playback. And Bronx, my good buddy, back again. I don't normally have to lie my way into screenings, but in this case, because I'm a devoted Apatow freak, I figured I'd give it a shot for you guys, to get the word out on the film, which in turn would help build buzz for Sony. I wasn't saying that because I didn't get to see it early and review it, the film's box office haul would suffer. That's ridiculous. I'm just saying, a little early strong word of mouth on AICN can go a long way. Why do you think Sony earmarked tickets for AICN when it was doing a U-Texas campus screening? Because they wanted us to write about it. They're not going to spend the marketing money on Superbad like they did on Spider-Man. They have to rely on word-of-mouth. That's how Virgin got to be such a big hit. The point of the original post had nothing to do with Superbad or Sony, it had to do with the Screening Exchange freakshows who take their job a little too seriously. I mean, if you've ever had to deal with these people, you'd know what I'm talking about. Just a ton of bad experiences, not just that night, but in NY years ago too. They treat you like getting to see a movie early is akin to being let into Camp David. I think one guy was giving cavity searches at the front door. I understand why they have to be as stringent as they are, but I find it sad how much security there is nowadays at the movies, frankly because of piracy. It's a shame, really. I guess I did a poor job of describing the circumstances of the evening. But when you take work off early, drive 30 miles in LA rush-hour traffic to get to a theater an hour early in the middle of Bumfuck, CA to see a movie you're pumped to see, and then have the rug pulled out from under you at the door because of an innocent name-drop, it's just immensely frustrating, especially when you waste another 2 hours having the lifeforce sucked out of you during Museum. I know you guys don't come here for my stories but I couldn't help myself. Next time, don't read it if you don't want to. Sorry to make a stink in Harry's talkback. Proceed with the Superbad discussion.

  • May 23, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    They're screening this tomorrow in NYC!!

    by Mike_Ock

    If anyone wants a free pass I was eavesdropping and I heard one of the dudes who was giving out passes, say that he was going to be at 68th street and B'way tonight around 9pm and tomorrow (Thursday) at the AMC 25 starting at 3pm giving out passes for the 7pm screening of Superbad. I got mine, go get yours!!

  • May 24, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST

    monorail77

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    I was actually probably too young when I started. It fucked me over in the long run. It might work for some, but I just wasn't in a condition emotionally when I deal with it all.

  • May 24, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Judd Apatow on Howard Stern show..

    by Cysquatch

    right now. Great interview. I forgot Howard did an episode of the Larry Sanders Show.

  • May 24, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Tom Cruise and Judd apatow

    by emeraldboy

    this is a film that should happen. Not Cruise and Stiller. yuck.

  • May 24, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    s0nicdeathmonkey

    by monorail77

    Yes, starting too young is probably bad. Remember what Chef said on South Park: the correct age to start having sexual relations is..........17! Chef knows all!

  • May 24, 2007, 6 p.m. CST

    TOO SOON!!

    by Pageiv

    The trailer for this had me pumped like the first time I saw the trailer for American Pie.

  • May 24, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    yeah, 17 would ahve done me better.

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    at least better than 15.

  • May 24, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Nicola, played by the uberhot redhead, Aviva.

    by Veni Vidi Vici

    Sold!

  • May 25, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    I Just got back from the NYC screening and...

    by MikeyBeandip

    THIS MOVIE IS HILARIOUS. I'm talkin' 'funniest shit I've seen since ANCHORMAN' funny. Seth Rogan and Judd Apatow did a Q&A afterwood, I'm writing a review. I'll send it in tomorrow for you guys. GREAT movie.

  • May 27, 2007, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Superbad will be best movie of summer...

    by andrew coleman

    Getting back from Pirates 3 which was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, Superbad is getting me pumped up. Loved the trailer and I just wish I didn't have to wait till August for this movie!

  • June 19, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    This will be even better than Knocked Up

    by Arrested Development fan

    I think this year has been pretty damn good for comedy so far, and the red band trailer for this looks absolutely awesome. Plus I'm a huge Arrested Development fan, but I'll be in L.A. for the next few days and I'm wondering if there's gonna be any screenings.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    What? Aviva Goldman?

    by DarthBakpao

    Thanks, but no thanks!

  • June 27, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Just saw Superbad

    by polyh3dron

    It was 2 times as funny as Knocked Up, and I LOVED Knocked Up. Anyone thinking that the film will be too "Juvenile" a la "Blades" and "Talladega", you're dead wrong. This one's got lots and lots of intelligent jokes.. And anyone who uses Orson Welles' career as an analogy to their sex life for a joke is cool in my book.

  • June 27, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST

    I had the same feeling watching this movie as I did...

    by polyh3dron

    when I first saw Animal House. THAT'S how funny this movie is. Bill Hader & Seth Rogen play a couple of cops straight out of Reno 911 too, they're a blast.

  • June 27, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    oh and MiraJeff..

    by polyh3dron

    That Alok guy is a hoot, isn't he? heheheh

  • June 27, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST

    There's a show-stealing cameo from Kevin Corrigan too

    by polyh3dron

    I last saw Corrigan as a crackhead bookie on The Black Donnellys and as Leo's cousin in The Departed, and to see this guy in this film doing what he does is another high point in the film.

  • July 2, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    SUPERBAAAAD -- CAN'T WAIT!!!

    by pseudosavant

    Just a lil bit sad, 38-yrs-old and this is the movie I have been most looking forward to seeing. Know what? Don't give a... I'm sick of freaking 'ADULT' comedies that suck!!!

  • July 5, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Nudity?

    by nostairway

    This looks good..but is there nudity? I mean nudity of women that could actually pass for H.S. chicks-not older women copouts like in the American pie movies. It's a shame that most young actresses nowadays won't do nude scenes. Where is today's Phoebe Cates? Bring back the 80s,Dammit!

  • July 11, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Any kid that has enough guts to have the hots..

    by Cotton McKnight

    for his cousin in okay in my book. George Michael rules all.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    SUPERBAD..SO GOOD I CANT SHUT UP

    by kaiser

    August 23, 2007 - Thursday SUPERBAD(ASS) SUPERBAD IS THE FUNNIEST MOVIE I’VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME!!!!!!!!! Current mood: FUCKIN A RIGHTEOUS HOLY SHIT MAN (exclamation point) superbad is an instant classic. better than 40 year old virgin, better than anchorman, better than dodgeball and possibly better than my all time coveted comedy..supertroopers. it has wit like jay and silent bob its crude as fuck (american pie the x rated version) (BIG POINTS FOR THAT)..and im not so sure animal house itself wouldnt even be just a wee bit jealous (MCLOVIN is the most original party guy character since..the dude..or spicoli as sean penn..or lisa..you know..kelly fucking bend me over crazy with love lebrock..if..i..was..talking about wild child guys as if they were a girl for example..who..anyway moving on..sean penn as spicoli...)its got taboo in all the right on the border of do i laugh or is this sick humor like borat(think the part with borat kneeling beside the naked guy in the polaroid. it happens so fast youre like what the fuck.. and it literally took me 5 seconds to even catch my breathe from the depths of the humor that just comes out of nowhere again and again and...man..seth rogen you just bought yourself a big fucking seat to the winners circle..bravo man...its like waiting but more intelligent and it doesnt bear down upon itself like some could be perfect but fall just short because they fall on themselves types of movies (sounds a bit like this review..)i dont know too many of the rest of your crew (although i have seen knocked up several times and i do enjoy arrested development immensely..WHO THE FUCK CANCELS A SHOW LIKE THAT I MEAN HONESTLY ?..) but big fucking props to all of you. hands down the funniest most original shit ive seen in a very long time...although knocked up was some really cool shit ..this one just grabbed my balls in a different way man..maybe because i can relate a little better to this one (Eric Cartman epiphany solo monologue to get himself out of trouble on yet ANOTHER occasion: somehow i avoided a knocked up type of life) but i almost didnt make it out with a bang and then it all hit me at once just like the humor in this film man...this thing was such a cathartic rush. i fucking love stoner movies..i fucking love crude humor but i fucking love it even more when the movie not only holds together but the credits tie the whole fucking thing together..i busted a nut!!!! this film just entered the comedy hall of fame with just one viewing and supertroopers is the only other film to hit me like that on the first cut..i watch a fucking TON of movies..well maybe not as many as tarentino or harry knowles or..anyway..i watch a lot of movies in general but comedies..oh man..lets see..kevin smith (the obvious) to the obscure (rushmore) to the classics (real genius) (yes i said real genius..its a Goddamn classic and you know it is..finally give that bitch some a what she deserves comedy central..air that shit uncut so kent can fuckin get caught jerkin it!)i love dry humor like sideways..i love subtle humor like high fidelity..i love old school beatdown humor like the jerk...THIS FUCKING MOVIE HAD ALL OF THEM. AND THAT FUCKER HAD THE FEEL GOOD HIGH TIMES ENDING (that sadly killed harold and kumar..well that and the last half hour was totally douche..no disrespect to harold and kumar it just got a bit much at the end..although the doog was a nice surprise) did i mention there should be a sequel( well no..actually thatd kill the badass superbadness) sorry guys im a purist and there are only a handful of movies that truly deserve sequels..i dunno they just sort of fall apart after a few years..its like you take a picture while something is fresh in your mind for the first time and then you waive it like a polaroid you pulled too fast no matter how great it was only the steadiest of magicians can do that one right( or really crazy horror and i dunno about you all but im really rootin for the new halloween) but please please please i beg of you...make more of it...go out into the world and spawn like freaks with a dildo made out of ducttape i dont fucking care..just go man..make as many of these fucking films together.. and with the other funniest fuckers out there..Jesus..somebody get Saget and Carell together in a Wachowski triangle with Apatow and Spike Jones..SUPERBAD WITH JUST ONE MOVIE YOUVE JOINED THE RANKS OF SOME OF THE ALL TIME GREATS AND PUT ABOUT 50 NEW PEOPLE ON THE MAP. Christopher Mintz-Plasse is gonna be huge. Seth Rogen if you weren't in the frat pack before you certainly are now. Big props to your whole crew.