Columbia Pictures / Apatow Productions Released 2007




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Movie Summary

Greg Mottola

The film is about two best friends, Seth and Evan, and their quest to hook-up with the girls they like before they have to head their separate ways in college. A presumably impossible mission is given a chance when they are asked to purchase liquor for a big party in which both girls will be at. Taking the invitation they resort to using their mutual geeky and incompetent friend Fogul and his newly acquired fake I.D. to get the booze. But when a misunderstood police encounter sends Evan and Seth running and Fogul to be captured, they must now find other means to getting the alcoholic refreshments. Evading police, fighting a homeless man, crashing a random party, and making green beer, this night would turn into one they would never soon forget.


Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    What with everyone so focused on the raunchiness, it comes as a complete surprise to find that Superbad is in fact a love story.

  • 70

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Horny is as horny does in the sweetly absurd high school comedy Superbad.

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    The bawdy jokes score big points, but it's the rueful acknowledgement of adolescent embarrassment and humiliation that most distinguishes Superbad, another ultra-raunchy and commer...

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    • Production budget - $20,000,000
      Domestic gross - $121,463,226 (22nd)
      Worldwide gross - $169,871,719 (32nd)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $144,061,035
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $201,475,760

    • Filming locations:
      California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, California
      Culver City, California
      El Segundo High School, El Segundo, California
      Fox Hills Mall, Culver City, California
      Glendale, California
      Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, California

    • Tagline:
      Come and Get Some.

    • Music:
      Too Hot to Stop
      Written by Fred Freemand and Harry L. Nehls
      Performed by The Bar-Kays
      Soul Finger
      Written by James Alexander, Ronnie Caldwell, Ben Cauley, Carl Cunningham,
      Phalon R. Jones and Jimmy King
      Performed by The Bar-Kays
      Do Me
      Written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
      Performed by Jean Knight
      Written by João Augusto and Gilberto Gil
      Performed by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
      Bustin' Out (On Funk)
      Written and Performed by Rick James
      Are You Man Enough
      Written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
      Sung by The Four Tops
      Written by Brian Lapin, Terence Yoshiaki Graves and Mike Fratantuno
      Performed by Transcenders
      Why Do I Cry?
      Written by Barry Tashian
      Performed by The Remains
      Written and Performed by Ted Nugent
      This Is Your Captain
      Written by Ian Blurton
      Performed by C'mon
      Written and Performed by The Rapture
      Big Poppa
      Written by The Notorious B.I.G., Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley and Chris Jasper
      Performed by The Notorious B.I.G.
      Between The Sheets
      Performed by The Isley Brothers
      Written by Joey Levine and Kris Resnick
      Performed by The Friggs
      Dangerous Woman (With A 45 In Her Hand)

      Written by Robert Ellen
      Performed by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
      Policy Game
      Written by Robert Ellen
      Performed by Lightnin Hopkins
      Journey To The Center Of Your Mind
      Written by Ted Nugent and Steven O. Farmer
      Performed by Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes
      These Eyes
      Written by Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman
      Ace of Spades
      Written by Lemmy, Fast Eddie Clarke and Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor
      Performed by Motörhead
      Baby Please Don't Go
      Written by Robert Ellen
      Performed by Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes
      These Eyes
      Written by Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman
      Performed by The Guess Who
      Here I Come
      Written by Karl Jenkins, Richard Nichols, Malik Abdul-Basit, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson and Tariq Trotter
      Performed by The Roots featuring Malik Abdul-Basit & Dice Raw
      I'm Your Boogie Man
      Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
      Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
      Blow Your Whistle
      Written by Yung Berg, Patrick Batiste, Jules Batiste and William Warner
      Performed by Morgan Smith
      My Lady
      Written by Jeremy Ball and M. Sagapolutele
      Performed by Mareko
      My Favorite Mutiny
      Written by Tariq Trotter, Talib Kweli and Boots Riley
      Performed by The Coup
      Capital S.A.
      Written by Nathan Holmes, Daniel Taupe Maoate and Demetrius Christian Savelio
      Performed by Alphrisk featuring Savage
      Pork And Beef
      Written by Boots Riley
      Performed by The Coup
      Written by David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Edward Van Halen
      Performed by Van Halen
      P.S. I Love You
      Written and Performed by Curtis Mayfield
      Chop Chop You're Dead
      Written by Zack Frank, Simon Toye, Matt Winters and Craig Nordemann
      Performed by Cities in Dust


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surviving high school, bro humor, college humor, nerdy friend, pressures of high school