Two co-dependent high school seniors (Hill and Cera) are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.
If you’re wondering who Jonah Hill is, he’s the guy who wanted you to ask him about his wiener in Accepted. If this takes off, maybe he can finally be known as something other than the guy in the hotdog outfit, which no doubt would be a great relief to him, and a great relief to me since I think Hill is actually pretty talented.
Jonah Hill co-stars in Superbad with former ‘Arrested Development’ alum Michael Cera. If you don’t recognize him, that’s probably because you’re in the vast majority of people who just didn’t think ‘Arrested Development’ was all that funny, and so refused to support it. I’m on your side on this one America.
With all the talent Superbad has involved, it has to be at least sort of good, doesn’t it? The script is co-written by Seth Rogen, who was one of Steve Carrell’s hilarious friends in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and who in the summer 2006 is going to kill as the star of Knocked Up. It’s produced by Judd Apatow, who can only be described as the Hercules of brilliant, meaningful comedy. Where Apatow and Rogen goes, I will follow.
Yep, Superbad has just about everything right going for it… except the premise which sounds like an idea for a direct-to-DVD Bachelor Party or some other random 80s movie about excessive partying. The trailers however, make the movie look like there’s more to it than just another teen partying flick, and if that’s the case Superbad could be a big hit late this summer.
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Release Date: August 17, 2007
Starring: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Martha MacIsaac, Aviva
Directed by: Greg Mottola
Produced by: Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson
Written by: Evan Goldbert, Seth Rogen
if you're excited for Superbad