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Directed by Greg Mottola
Produced by Judd Apatow
Evan Goldberg
Seth Rogen
Shauna Robertson
Written by Evan Goldberg
Seth Rogen
Starring Jonah Hill
Michael Cera
Chris Mintz-Plasse
Bill Hader
Seth Rogen
Music by Lyle Workman
Editing by William Kerr
Studio Columbia Pictures
The Apatow Company
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) August 17, 2007 (2007-08-17)
Running time 114 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[1]
Gross revenue $170,871,719

Superbad is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the script when they were both thirteen years old; they completed a draft by the time they were fifteen.[2] The film's main characters have the same given names as Rogen and Goldberg. The film was one of a string of hits by Judd Apatow.



It is two weeks before the end of high school. Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill) are long-time friends in their senior year of high school, about to leave for different colleges. Their mutual friend, Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), has plans to acquire a fake ID, so Seth agrees to buy alcohol for a party for his crush, Jules (Emma Stone), is hosting. Evan also offers to buy Goldslick vodka for his long-time crush Becca (Martha MacIsaac).

While purchasing the alcohol Fogell is assaulted by a hooded robber, and the police soon arrive. The two officers, Michaels (Seth Rogen) and Slater (Bill Hader), appear to be fooled by the fake ID (which has the single name "McLovin" as his identity) and offer Fogell a lift to the party. On the way, however, they make numerous stops. The officers display many instances of inappropriate use of police powers, including stealing beers, drinking on the job, unnecessary use of police lights, and improper use of their firearms.

While the police officers are talking to Fogell at the liquor store, Evan and Seth make the assumption that Fogell has been arrested. Seth is suddenly hit by a car, but seems uninjured. To avoid being reported, the driver, Francis (Joe Lo Truglio), agrees to take them to a party, where they reason they can steal the alcohol they need. However, Francis is not welcome at the party and is subsequently assaulted by the host (Kevin Corrigan), and Seth and Evan are forced to leave, but not before smuggling out green beer in laundry detergent bottles. They happen upon Slater, Michaels, and Fogell in the police car. Officer Slater prepares to arrest the teens but Evan runs off and the two officers chase him while the reunited Seth and Fogell make off with the rest of the alcohol. The trio eventually make it to the party.

At the party, a drunken Becca offers to perform oral sex on Evan in a secluded upstairs room, but Evan declines with the excuse that she is too drunk, and a heavily intoxicated Becca ends up vomiting. A drunken Seth tries to kiss Jules, who explains that she does not drink and does not want to do anything while he is intoxicated. Seth attempts to express his feelings for Jules, but passes out from the alcohol and accidentally head-butts her, giving her a black eye. Fogell successfully seduces Nicola (Aviva Farber) and gets her into bed, only to have officers Slater and Michaels break up the party after only a few seconds of sex. Officers Slater and Michaels reveal to Fogell that they were aware of his fake ID all along, and decided to ignore it since they saw a bit of themselves in Fogell, who asks them a favor in return for their intrusion upon his love making. So, they pretend to haul him off to jail in front of the entire party to boost his popularity. In return, Fogell signs an affidavit to a concocted story to explain the condition of the wrecked police car which they proceed to have fun destroying. Meanwhile, Seth carries Evan away to safety from the police officers. At Evan's house Seth reveals his brotherly love for Evan, who then reveals the feelings are mutual.

The following morning, Evan and Seth run into Becca and Jules at the mall. After an awkward conversation about the mistakes of the previous night, Seth takes Jules to get cover up for her eye, while Evan and Becca go off to look for some comforters.


According to Box Office Mojo, the film opened at number one at the United States box office, grossing $33,052,411 in its opening weekend in 2,948 theaters with an average of $11,212 per theater.[3] The film stayed at #1 the second week, grossing $18,044,369.[3] The film has grossed an estimated $121,463,226 in the United States and Canada, and $48,408,493 in other territories, for a total of $169,871,719 worldwide. Compared to the relatively small budget of $20 million, the film earned a massive financial profit.[1] The film is the highest domestic grossing high school comedy of all time.[4]

As of January 24, 2010, the film-critics aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes listed 87 percent positive reviews based on 195 reviews (170 "fresh", 25 "rotten") with the consensus that it was "an authentic take on the awkwardness of the high school experience[5] It also has an 87 percent "Cream Of The Crop" rating.[6] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 76% based on 36 reviews.[7]

Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle called it 2007's most successful comedy. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 3 1/2 stars (out of 4) and said "The movie reminded me a little of National Lampoon's Animal House, except that it's more mature, as all movies are."[8] Carina Chocano of the Los Angeles Times said "Physically, Hill and Cera recall the classic comic duos — Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Aykroyd and Belushi. But they are contemporary kids, sophisticated and sensitive to nuance"; she added, "I hope it's not damning the movie with the wrong kind of praise to say that for a film so deliriously smutty, Superbad is supercute".[9] Sean Burns of Philadelphia Weekly said "2007: the year Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen saved movie comedy", a reference to Knocked Up which was released in June.[10] Devin Gordon of Newsweek said "As a Revenge of the Nerds redux, Superbad isn't perfect. But it's super close."[11]

Stephen Farber of The Hollywood Reporter, conversely, compared the film to the similar single-day structure of American Graffiti and Dazed and Confused, but that "it doesn't have the smarts or the depths of those ensemble comedies".[12] The Hollywood Reporter review was referenced in the film's DVD audio commentary, particularly the review's suggestion that the two main characters have a homoerotic experience similar to the film Y Tu Mama Tambien.[13] Adam Graham of The Detroit News said, "the cops belong in a bad Police Academy sequel, not this movie", and also that the film "falls short of teen-classic status."[14] Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel called the film "super-derivative", "super-raunchy", and "Freaks and Geeks: Uncensored". Moore went on to say the film shamelessly plagiarizes from films such as Can't Hardly Wait and American Graffiti. He also said, "Like Knocked Up, this is a comedy they don't know how to end. The energy flags as it overstays its welcome." Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe said the film "has a degree more sophistication than Revenge of the Nerds and American Pie, and less than the underrated House Party". Morris also said, "the few smart observations could have come from an episode of one of Apatow's TV shows" and "I wanted to find this as funny as audiences did".[15]


Two tie-in books to the film were published by Newmarket Press:

Superbad: The Illustrated Moviebook was published on December 4, 2007 to coincide with the release of the film on DVD. This official companion book includes: an introduction by producer Judd Apatow; the complete script by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg; commentaries by Apatow, Rogen and Goldberg, and journalists from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly; 56 film stills; "Mr. Vagtastic Guide to Buying Porn;" and 24 "phallographic" drawings by David Goldberg that viewers will recognize from the film's end credits.

Superbad: The Drawings was published on February 14, 2008. This gift hardcover art book contains 82 "phallographic" drawings created by David Goldberg (Evan Goldberg's brother) for the film.







  1. ^ a b "Superbad (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  2. ^ Dylan Callaghan (2007-08-17). "It's Funnier With People". Writer's Guild of America. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Superbad (2007) - Weekend Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  4. ^ Box Office Mojo: Charts - High School Comedy
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  6. ^ Rotten Tomatoes: Superbad Retrieved 2007-09-03
  7. ^ Metacritic: Superbad Retrieved 2007-09-03
  8. ^ Roger Ebert (2007-08-16). ":: :: Reviews :: Superbad". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  9. ^ Carina Chocano (2007-08-17). "'Superbad's' teen raunch isn't what's shocking; it's the love story". Los Angeles Times.,0,711876.story?coll=cl-mreview. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  10. ^ Sean Burns. "Geek Outlook". Philadelphia Weekly. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  11. ^ Devin Gordon (August 20-27, 2007 issue). "Revenge of the Nerds". Newsweek. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  12. ^ Stephen Farber (2007-08-07). "Superbad". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  13. ^ The DVD audio commentary on the Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition DVD.
  14. ^ Adam Graham (2007-08-16). "Laughable roles". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  15. ^ Wesley Morris (2007-08-17). ""It's a nerd, he's in pain -- it's Superbad"". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 

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Superbad is a 2007 comedy film about two co-dependent high school seniors who are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Directed by Greg Mottola. Written by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen.
Come and Get Some.



  • What, you think Becca's gonna be psyched that you brought a bottle of lube? "Oh, Evan! Thank you so much for bringing that lube for my pussy! I could never handle your fucking four-inch dick inside my pussy without your gigantic bottle of LUBE!" These girls are 18 years old. They aren't dried up old ladies, man. They're good to go!


Seth: Look at those nipples. They're like little baby toes.
Evan: It's just not fair that they get to flaunt that stuff, you know... and like, I have to hide every erection I get. Just imagine if girls weren't weirded out by our boners and stuff, and just like wanted to see them. That's the world I one day want to live in.
Seth: You know what I do? I flip my boner up into my waistband. It hides it AND it feels awesome. I almost blew a load into my bellybutton.

Evan: [talking about porn sites] You could always subscribe to a site like Perfect Ten. I mean that could be any number of things, right? I mean, it could be a bowling site.
Seth: Yeah, but it doesn't actually show dick going in which is a huge concern.
Evan: Right, I didn't realize that.
Seth: Besides, have you ever seen a vagina by itself?
Evan: No.
Seth: [shakes his head] Not for me.

Seth: I joined this class because I thought I was going to be cooking with a partner. But she's never here, and I don't get twice the grades for doing all the work.
Teacher: I didn't invent odd numbers, Seth.
Seth: I know, but look at Evan. Just look at him.
Evan: [His partner is tying on his apron] Hey, don't keep me waiting much longer, I'm getting impatient up here.
Seth: I'm over here in my unit, isolated and alone, eating my terrible tasting food, and I have to look over at that. That looks like the most fun I've ever seen in my entire life, and it's B.S. - excuse my language. I'm just saying that I wash and dry; I'm like a single mother. Look, we all know home-ec is a joke - no offense - it's just that everyone takes this class to get an A, and it's bullshit - and I'm sorry. I'm not putting down your profession, but it's just the way I feel. I don't want to sit here, all by myself, cooking this shitty food - no offense - and I just think that I don't need to cook tiramisu. When am I gonna need to cook tiramisu? Am I going to be a chef? No. There's three weeks left of school, give me a fuckin' break! I'm sorry for cursing.
Teacher: All right, Jules' partner isn't here either, pair up with her, station four.
Seth: Jules? Alright I'll give it another shot - give home-ec another shot.

Fogell: Yo, guys! 'Sup?
Evan: Fogell, where have you been, man?
Seth: You almost gave me a god damn heart attack. Let me see it. Did you pussy out or what?
Fogell: No-no, man. I got it, It is flawless. Check it!
Evan: [examining the fake ID] Hawaii. All right, that's good. That's hard to trace, I guess. Wait, you changed your name to...McLovin?
Fogell: Yeah.
Evan: McLovin? What kind of a stupid name is that, Fogell? What, are you trying to be an Irish R&B singer?
Fogell: Naw, they let you pick any name you want when you get down there.
Seth: And you landed on McLovin?
Fogell: Yeah. It was either that or Muhammed.
Seth: Why the fuck would it be that or Muhammed?! Why don't you just pick a common name like a normal person?
Fogell: Muhammed is the most commonly used name on Earth. Read a fucking book for once.
Evan: Fogell, have you actually ever met anyone named Muhammed?
Fogell: Have you actually ever met anyone named McLovin?
Seth: No! That's why you picked a dumb fucking name!
Fogell: Fuck you.
Seth: Gimme that. All right, you look like a future pedophile in this picture, number 1. Number 2: it doesn't even have a first name, it just says "McLovin"!
Evan: What?! One name? One name? Wh--Who are you, Seal?
Seth: Fogell, this ID says that you're 25 years old. Why wouldn't you just put 21, man?
Fogell: Seth, Seth, Seth. Listen up, ass face. Every day, hundreds of kids go into the liquor store with fake IDs, and every single one says they're 21. How many 21-year-olds do you think there are in this town? It's called fucking strategy, all right?
Evan: Stay calm, okay? Let's not lose our heads. It's--It's a fine ID. It'll--It's gonna work. It's passable, okay? This isn't terrible. I mean, it's up to you, Fogell. This guy is either gonna think "Here's another kid with a fake ID" or "Here's McLovin, a 25 year-old Hawaiian organ donor." Okay? So what's it gonna be?
Fogell: [grinning] I am McLovin!
Seth: No, you're not. No one's McLovin. McLovin's never existed because that's a made-up, dumb, fucking fairy tale name, you fuck!

Gym Teacher: Seth, get off the field!
Evan: Dude, get out of here. There gonna make me run laps again.
Seth: Dude, just fuckin' listen OK. Jules and her stupid fuckin' friend came up to me and they ask me to buy her alcohol. But not just her, for her whole party. You know what that means? By some divine miracle we were paired up and she actually thought of me. Thought of me enough to decide that I was the guy she would trust with the whole funness of her party. She wants to fuck me, she wants my dick (Catches breath) in and around her mouth.
Evan: Did you ever think that she's just using you to get her alcohol? She doesn't want your dick?
Seth: No, she's got an older brother and she could've asked him but she asked me. She looked me in the eyes and said 'Seth, Momma's making a pubie salad and I need some Seth's Own dressing.' She's D.T.F. - down to fuck man. P and Vagi, she wants to fuck man! Tonight is a night that fucking is an actual possibility.
Evan: You just sound like an idiot, you're not gonna be able to sleep with her man.
Seth: No... dude, I don't want to talk a lot of shit OK. But she's gonna be at the party, and she's gonna be drunk, and she likes me at least a little, enough to get with me. At the very least I'll make out with her, two weeks hand job, month blow job, whatever whatever. And then, I make her my girlfriend. And I've got like two solid months of sex. By the time college rolls around I'll be like the Iron Chef of pounding vaj.
Seth: You wanna hear the best part? Becca! You do the same thing with her. When you guys are shit faced at the party, you get with her. This is our last party as high school people. I fully ignored my hatred for Becka in coming up with this plan.
Evan: I should buy Becca alcohol?
Seth: Yeah, man that will be pimp! That way you know she'll be drunk. You know when you hear girls saying like 'ahh I was so shit-faced last night I shouldn't have fucked that guy,' we could be that mistake!

Evan: Do you want to get killed for liquor?
Seth: No, but I would get killed for pussy no questions asked!

Officer Michaels: Yeah McLovin, how is it going with the ladies?
Fogell: It's not the "going" I'm worried about... but the "coming".

Fogell: What's it like to have a gun?
Officer Michaels: It is...awesome! I mean I've only had mine for like a few months, but I'll tell you, it's like having two cocks. If one of your cocks could kill someone.

Becca: I'm so wet right now.
Evan: Yeah... they said that would happen in health class.
Becca: You have such a smooth cock!
Evan: Yours would be too... if you were a man.
Becca: I am gonna give you the best blow J ever. With my mouth.

Seth: Are you insane?! Look at Jules' dating record, she dated Dan Remmeck who's had a six pack since like kindergarten. Jason Stone who looks like fuckin' Zack Morris, and Matt Muer he's the sweetest guy! Have you ever stared into his eyes? It was like the first time I heard the Beatles.


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