Superbad Review – Best Comedy of the Year?
It’s early in 2007, and I haven’t seen Knocked Up, but I do declare that I have just witnessed an amazing testament to funniness. Superbad, a Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow joint directed by Greg Mottola, is probably one of the raunchiest, funniest movies ever to be seen.
No point going into a blow by blow here, but the two leads, Michael Cera (Arrested Development) and Jonah HIll (Accepted), are more of a dynamic duo than Batman and Robin, with crude, lewd realspeak and the right amount of nerdiness to make it all come together. Joined by their third wheel Fogell, whose quest for a fake ID delivers some of Superbad’s biggest belly laughs, they’re just your average high school seniors, looking to get laid.
You know the rest, hilarity ensues, but don’t think American Pie. This is not that tone. Superbad is full, pedal to the metal, hardcore laughs from start to finish. It has one of the best opening title sequences of recent note and some soon-to-be classic one-liners, that if I were a young man, I’d quote to the bitches. I sound like I own stock in Sony Pictures… Maybe I’ll buy some after seeing this. It’s amazing how a GOOD movie can make me forget about something as boring and half-baked as Transformers.
I’m riding a post-flick high from this, after a really shitty day – and I had already seen the first half hour. Its that good. Seriously, if you don’t catch this in theaters when it comes out right away, I will
declare you a fool in my mind. Don’t make me do that. It’s not fair to me.
I don’t recommend watching this trailer, but if you’re not convinced, do so. Pricks.