Sunday, August 19, 2007

Superbad (Greg Mottola, 2007)

Superbad (Greg Mottola, 2007)
Rating: 6.9

Superbad isn't just another run-of-the mill perverse teen comedy movie. The dialog is the film's bread and butter as Michael Cera and Jonah Hill play off each other so well and each offer their own comedy styles as well as great comic timing. Much like Knocked Up the conversations and reactions seems natural throughout. The characters and situations are genuine aside from the ridiculously irresponsible cops who provide enough comic relief for it to be forgivable. Most importantly though the film was absolutely hysterical and kept me laughing throughout. Although the major goal of the film is to entertain and keep the audience laughing, the writers still managed to slip in a somewhat sweet yet awkward story of two best friends and their last remaining days of youth together. Also noteworthy is the soundtrack full of 70s tunes. I also enjoyed seeing a character named Officer Slater.

favorite scene (references to Tienanmen Square and Dr. Strangelove):

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