Superbad

Wednesday 12th December 20077:00 PM

In movies and television programs, Judd Apatow has embraced both the outrageous and the emotional. As the writer and director of the feature films Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the producer of the blockbuster comedies Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and the creator of the acclaimed television series "Freaks and Geeks" and "Undeclared," Apatow has developed a reputation for stories that are equal measures sentimental and unrefined.

The latest film from Apatow as a producer is no exception. Superbad is a coming-of-age cautionary tale about two socially inept teenage boys about to graduate high school. Theirs is a ridiculously dependent friendship -- but now, they've gotten into different colleges and are forced to contemplate life apart. Evan (Michael Cera) is sweet, smart, and generally terrified. Seth (Jonah Hill) is foul-mouthed, volatile, and all-consumed with the opposite sex. This is the story of their misguided attempts to approach the objects of their affections in one panic-driven night...that awful, humiliating night you cherish for the rest of your life.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

88%

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Greg Mottola

Writers:

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Leads:

Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen, Martha MacIsaac

Music:

Lyle Workman

Length:

114 minutes

Year:

2007

Country:

USA

Language:

English

15

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