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Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
understand a damn thing about the movie, but it might start
them on their way to being a potty-mouthed horn-dog.
||If she appreciated
the humor in "Knocked-Up" and
"The 40 Year Old Virgin."
||Lots of penis
drawings, and teens get it on, but limited nudity (except on
a DVD extra).
||A nice tune-up of
a punk, and a bad ending for Seth in a dream.
||Some running and
chasing, but nothing like James Bond.
||From start to
||Seth explaining to
Evan why he hates Becca.
||Too many to even
think of listing.
Cool Things About the DVD
You get subtitles and languages both ways.
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||Just buy the new
HDTV already, would ya!
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||The soundtrack is
||These film folks
realize ahead of time the fact the movie will be on DVD, and
as such, film lots of extras. And now we know why
everyone hates Michael Cera.
When I originally saw "Superbad" in the theater, I
couldnít help but remember how much of an insecure, nerd,
dork, and square I was in high school, so you might wonder
why I would subject myself to this torture again by watching
the DVD version. I tortured myself again because the movie
in the theater made me laugh, and seeing it again, well, it
held up just as well because I still found myself laughing
my ass off, and that was just for the movie portion of the
DVD. The bonus for "Superbad" is that the fun doesnít stop
with the movie because if you get the 2 disc super-dee-duper
extended edition, you can find many other gems to make you
laugh. More on those later, hereís the basis for the story
if you live in caveÖ
A Movie/DVD Review
Seth (Johnah Hill), Evan (Michael Cera), and Fogell
(Christopher Mintz-Plasse) are friends. Well, Seth and Evan
are best friends, with Fogell seeming to just want to stay a
part of their group. After years of being friends, Seth and
Evan will be separated after senior year since they are
going to different colleges. It being the end of senior
year, lots of kids are having parties where the nerdy kids
(namely our trio) are not invited, but much to Sethís
surprise, the girl he has the hots for, Jules (Emma Stone),
invites him to her party, and since Fogell is getting his
fake ID, Seth says heíll bring the liquor. Evan is happy to
find out that Becca will be there as well, and Seth sets up
the plan to get the girls liquored up so our boys can
finally become men, or at least get laid before the end of
high school. Their plan is flawless until Fogell shows up
with his fake ID, giving him the one-name moniker sure to go
down in high school history because Fogell is now, simply,
And then hilarity ensues. Actually, a lot of hilarity has
ensued up to this point, but it is the transfer of Fogell to
McLovin that creates shear brilliance in this movie. There
is still liquor to be bought, McLovin finds himself in the
back seat of a cop car, Evan and Seth have to work out their
problems of the upcoming college separation, Evan has to
sing, Seth has to try and clean a stain off of his pants
(and itís not a "tossing a load in his own net" stain as you
might think from this horn-dog), and McLovin has to live up
to his name.
"Superbad" is not a movie for the easily offended,
whether that offendedness comes from foul language,
gross-out jokes, or teenage kids throwing liquor-fueled
parties where the kids will be more than happy to use the
parentís room to have sex, and itís also probably not for
the super-cool kids who wonít find it funny when the bad-ass
dude gets a tune-up, but for just about every other, pretty
normal, nerdy, person who was the slightest bit insecure in
high school, there is something to relate to, and laugh at,
even if it brings some repressed traumas about not making a
move on that person you really liked, or that person who
shot you down, or that you could never live up to the name "McLovin."
And as much as the movie thrives on the raunchy side of high
school it does have that underlying theme of best friends,
to the end, where even when you are pissed at your friend,
you will do what needs to be done to keep them out of harmís
way, or at least away from some wacky cops.
I really liked seeing "Superbad" again, and although in
my original review I didnít like the sub-plot with Officer
Slater (Bill Hader) and Officer Michaels (Seth Rogen), for
whatever reason their characters grew on me while watching
the movie in the comfort of my dude-pad, enough so that Iím
upping my rating of the movie from 4 Ĺ to 5 stars out of 5,
and even if I didnít like our bumbling officers more this
time Iíd still have to up the rating just for the additions
that the 2-disc set offered, which if you liked the movie in
the theaters, I highly recommend the 2-disc set.
My recommendation for the extra disc is simply because,
sure, the extras include the normal stuff like your gag
reel, deleted and extended scenes, and commentary, but then
you start to get more, like an extra seemingly added just to
give some blatant nudity (The Vag-Tastic Voyage), more
insight into the making of the movie, a brief glimpse into
making some of the scenes safe, or at least safer, for TV
viewing, and although also on the basic version, I think,
the Cop Car Confessions are pretty funny, especially Ken Jeong (you might remember him as Dr. Kuni in "KnockedUp")
as, well, you just have to see,
and Justin Long (the Mac dude) doing a great impression of
Matthew McConaughey, or if not, well, he sure sounds a hell
like Matthew McConaughey.
Some movies are best seen in the theater and donít hold
up that well at home, while some films are just the
opposite, better viewed at home. "Superbad" is just as great
on the home screen as it was on the big screen, and I
applaud the film folks actually planning for the extra DVD
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!