I love Michael Cera from Arrested Development, so when I saw he was starring in a movie called Superbad and saw commercials for the film, I knew it would be hilarious.
And so it was.
I laughed nonstop throughout the entire film. The plot is typical in nature. One high school senior feels he must lose his virginity before going to college. This sex-obsessed student is portrayed by Jonah Hill from Knocked Up. Michael Cera, his best friend who happens to be eons more intelligent but easily influenced, wants to treat the girl he’s interested in with respect and progress slowly, but peer-pressure and what he perceives as high school social etiquette impedes such notions.
Their even more nerdy friend, Fogell, manages to get hold of the worst fake ID in history, and the boys suddenly become potential rock stars because they volunteer to bring alcohol to a party held by the girl Jonah “wants.”
Well, long story short, Fogell buying the alcohol gets botched and he ends up spending most of his night with two officers of little more maturity than high schoolers played by Seth Rogan and Bill Hader.
Cera and Hill’s characters go on a quest of unbelievable farce to find alcohol and experience much adventure and hilarity in the process.
What’s interesting about movies that producer Judd Apatow and actor/writer Seth Rogan are involved in, like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Superbad, is the fact that despite all the profanity and crudity, there really is a positive message by the end of the films. This notion was first brought to my attention by my pal Just Pete, and he was absolutely right.
I won’t give away the ending of Superbad, but if you’ve ever graduated from high school, you know that things never worked out back then as romanticized, and, when all was said and done, you were glad of that.
I rolled throughout this film, but if profanity offends you, and crude sex jokes aren’t your thing, avoid like the plague. Like I said, though, I loved it. (I guess that means I like profanity and crude sex jokes, huh?)