Superbad, 2007

The Film:

SuperBad Superbad… First saw it when I was in Ayia Napa last summer… In a word, awesome! I’ve never watched a film so many times whilst trying to remember what I did / didn’t do last night – God bless the portable DVD player. Quality sound track, great actors, and a hysterical story line…. It goes a little something like this:

Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) are two not so lucky best mates who are depserately trying to bed the girls they like at school before heading off to college. The true classic cheesy geek that is Fogel, a.k.a McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) gets some fake ID and with the aim of getting laid they try and get some booze for a party… Bumping into some cops (Knocked Up’s Seth Rogen and Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader) who make their escapades all the more hillarious.

It starts with Seth and Evan chatting on their way to school. The natural interaction between them ensures a couple of genuine chuckles as a warm up. In their home ec class they get invited to Jules’s party (hot(ish) girl) when Fogel comes into the lesson and mentions about how he’s gonna be getting some fake ID.

After the lesson there’s a hilarious section about how Evan hasn’t spoken to Rebecca (the girl Evan’s trying to bed) because he used to draw dicks from a young age “here I am, a little kid, and I can’t stop drawing dics to save my life”. Long story short, in a lesson when Seth was a kid one of the dick he was drawing drops on her foot… She pics it up and screams – head teachers called in and his parents think he’s some dick drawing devil. Anyhoo, after the comical story they go their separate ways and Seth is asked to grab some booze for the girls’ whose party it is as they know he’s getting the fake ID – they ask for a fair bit but he’s like “yeah fo sho”.

Evan agrees to buying Rebecca some booze for the party, after school they go to meet up with Fogel.. he’s got the ID… and the name on it is “McLovin”!!! Hillarious! After a bit of a gruelling he’s like “well it was between that or Muhammed” as “Muhammed’s the most common name in the world”.

They meet up to go and get the booze, as Fogel works at the shop that’s nearest Seth goes in to steal some booze rather than go to another shop, a bunch of funny scenarios are rolled out in front of your eyes when in the end he bricks it and comes out empty handed. They go to the liquor store and McLovin’s given a hige list of booze to buy, he goes in, sweats a fair bit, is about to get served when the shop gets robbed – Seth and Evan are outside discussing whether they’ve brought condoms etc leading to the line “I’ve even brought a little bottle of spermicidal lube”. The robber comes in, knocks McLovin out, and takes the money from the till… The police are called, Seth and Evan look at the shop and see the cop car outside, on running over to the window sees Fogel being questioned and think he’s been busted.

The bungling cops question the cashier about the robbery, question Fogel, who has to say his name’s McLovin due to the ID issue, and they fuckin love it! No first name, no last name, just McLovin. Outside Seth and Evan are arguing saying they now need to get some booze and Fogel’s got the money when bam – Seth’s knocked over by a car reversing. Back to the cops and they’re questioning Fogel some more, check his ID, and… they laugh about him being an organ donor and offer him a life to where he’s going. The guy outside that just reversed into Seth, has an outstanding warrant on him and so offers them $7 asking them not to report him… As they want booze, the guy says he’s take them to the party he’s going to as there’ll be loads of booze there…

Whilst Fogel’s in the cop car they get a call to an incident at a bar. Seth and Evan arrive at the party where the guy has taken them – lots of booze, but it appears he doesn;t get on too well with the guy whose party it is. Whilst the guy’s getting beaten up outside Seth and Evan try to find some booze they can rob, whilst Evans confidence starts to get the better of him thinking maybe it’s best not to get Rebecca sloshed.

Fogel arrives at the ba with the cops, a comical fight scene ensues, the cops catch up wtih Fogel and the guy who the cops were trying to arrest managed to knock himself by falling over – hey presto the cops offer to buy him a beer saying “that’s how you take a guy down McLovin”.

At the party Seth dances with a girl, it is soon after pointed out that she “had her period on him” hahaha. Definitely a lot of childish laughs throughout!

Back at the bar, and Fogel’s watching the video of him getting knocked out by the robber with the cops and their drinking a few beers. A few tales are axchanged and they grad a few beers for the road. BAck at the party, and Seth’s struck gold – finding a fridge full of beer he decides it’d be logical to empty out some containers and fill them with beer.

Plenty more funny bits… you gotta watch this film… And now I’ll continue…

The cops get called to the party, Seth and Evan are now running from the party and the cop car hits Seth, the cars’ windscreen is cracked though Seth’s OK. The cops start grilling them and giving them a hard time, Fogel comes out from the car and they all run off going in different directions. The cops lose em, and they hop on a bus to the party. A guy from the bar that McLovin was in with the cops is on the bus and goes to start on him when the bottle of gold flake vodka is accidentally thrown to the floor and they all get thrown off the bus – and they’re only 3 blocks away.

They arrive at the party they were headed for all night and it’s in full swing, Fogel’s got the booze, everyone’s been waiting for Seth as he wasgiven the shopping list of booze, arrives and is treated like G. Rebecca however, is pretty tipsy by now, Evan’s stone cold sober and more than slightly apprehensive… Seth’s pissed and Jules is sober – Jules isn’t up for it as Seth’s drunk, and Evan isn’t feeling it as Rebecca’s really drunk. McLovin pulls the girl he likes, she’s a bit simple, through his fake Id, and quote she actually says “What’s Hawaii like?” as on the fake ID it says he’s from Hawaii LoL!!! Rebecca starts being sick n the bed with Evan, Seth passes out whilst talking with Jules, McLovin starts getting it on, and the cops arrive – oh yes, it’s the bungling cops from earlier.

They bust in on McLovin getting jiggy, after giving him props for getting laid they start shouting at him about running away. They calm down, and apologise to him, saying they know he’s not 25, they know his name’s not McLovin, and that when they were his age they hated cops – they just wanted to show him cops can have a fun time too. They say they’d do anything for him, and so he asks for them to drag him out of the party in cuffs – great scene. The cops and Fogel go to trash the car and he signs a form stating that whilst the cops were at the store a crack head stole their car, so they go and do doughnuts and then torch the car.

They go back to Evans and crash out, the next day go and do some shopping at the mall and bump into Jules and Rebecca. With a cross one was too drunk the night before etc conversation going on, the guys pair off with their girls and that’s the film.

Great laughs throughout, mildly soft at the end but all in all a great funny film.

And here’s the trailer for y’all:

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