superbad movie review - Aussieboyreviews


It’s best for older teens, as there is plenty of raunchy humour and foul language. However, Superbad is a funny, crude and appealing comedy.


Two high school seniors who want to enjoy their final hours of teenage immaturity at a booze-soaked party end up landing in trouble when their plans screw up.

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Movie details

Director: Greg Mottola
Cast: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Writer: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Release Date (Australia): 20 September 2007
Runtime: 113 minutes/1h 53m
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

Themes in the film include strong crude humour.

Violence (M)

The film contains a fantasy scene depicting bloody spray as a result of a character’s throat being slit. There are also scenes that include punching.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film contains frequent use of words such as “f**k”, “s**t”, “d**k”, “p***y” and “bitch”.

Drug Use (M)

The film contains depictions of drug use in the form of marijuana smoking and cocaine snorting.

Nudity (M)

The film contains brief pornographic footage with breasts nudity and scenes that feature crude drawings of male genitalia.

Sex (MA15+)

The film contains strong crude verbal and visual references to sex, pornography, masturbation and virginity. There are also scenes in which characters engage in sexual intercourse.

mpaa rating

R (for pervasive crude and sexual content, strong language, drinking, some drug use and a fantasy/comic violent image – all involving teens)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Superbad is just super-vulgar, super-raunchy, super-boozy and super-sex-obsessed – but don’t those categories fall into the minds of all high-school graduates? Judd Apatow’s hysterical and delightful teen comedy all about high-school partying is certainly the kind of flick that’ll be “McLoved” by most of the teenage age groups. The chief reason why is simply because Superbad is literally super-bad.

Without a single doubt, the film lives up to its title. And it truly is a hell lot of fun to witness the excitement and awkwardness of the hype before high-school parties. But Superbad being super-bad means much more than the typical coming-of-age-comedy designs. Discussing the cast, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are brilliant at playing the normal teenage characters. Seth Rogen and Bill Hader are also hilarious as super-bad police officers.

So far, this film is pretty much perfect. However, there’s just not enough to call this comedy “100% entertaining”. Although the extremely crass humour is undeniably rib-tickling, Superbad lacks a significant amount of energy throughout. It occasionally gets slow and takes a fair amount of time to hurry to the really big amounts of excitement. Thankfully, that element is forgettable.

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