Superbad

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Columbia Pictures / Apatow Productions Released 2007

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Director:
Greg Mottola
Released:
2007
Rating:
R

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
        Roda
        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
        High
        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
        Stranglehold
        Written and Performed by Ted Nugent
        This Is Your Captain
        Written by Ian Blurton
        Performed by C'mon
        Echoes
        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
        Shake
        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
        Panama
        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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    Comedy

    Themes

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