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Superbad (2007)


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Superbad (2007)

In this Greg Mottola-directed raunchy teen, coming-of-age, sex comedy (from producer Judd Apatow, and with a semi-autobiographical script written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg when they were teens themselves) - it was regarded as the Millennium's new American Pie (1999). It paid homage to American Graffiti (1973) and Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); it was a tremendously funny and popular hit during the summer of 2007 (but without the requisite nudity of this genre).

The film was similarly obsessed with male teen anxieties and sexual obsessions, including being genitalia-focused, vulgar and sex-crazed about getting laid before leaving for college.

  • the two main characters-buddies were two outcast, nerdy, inseparable, socially-awkward, best-friend high-school seniors at Clark County's Secondary School, with only two weeks left in school until graduation, who were still awkwardly growing-up:
    • Seth (Jonah Hill), chubby, talkative and assertive, overweight, porn-lover, with an obsession about drawing penises or telling dirty jokes
    • Evan (Michael Cera), slim and tall, more serious, intellectual, and rational
  • throughout much of the film, both Seth and Evan were on a quest to give up their virginity to two female students, Jules (Emma Stone) and Becca (Martha MacIsaac) respectively, to impress them and get them drunk by providing the booze at Jules' underaged graduation party
  • in the opening sequence, the two talked with Evan's mother Jane (Stacy Edwards), as she leaned forward and revealed her chest to speak to them through the car window, about how they would really miss each other next year by being split up. Evan had been accepted to Dartmouth, while Seth would be attending the local Junior college. As they drove off, Seth boldly noted to Evan: "I am truly jealous that you got to suck on those tits when you were a baby."
  • the two unpopular guys often talked about scoring with girls, and dreamed of sexual experiences in their future, while usually going without dates, party invites or relationships
  • in class, Evan was caught absent-mindedly staring at classmate Becca's breasts - he was obviously infatuated with her, but awkwardly avoided her questions about why he never seemed to attend any parties
In Class - Evan Caught Staring at Classmate Becca's Breasts
  • in Seth's home economics class, when he was paired up with Jules (Emma Stone), she invited Seth and Evan to her graduation party that night at her house. When their nerdy and dorky friend Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) met with them shortly later and bragged about going to obtain a false identification card, Seth was pleased: "You could buy us booze now."
  • at the school lunch table, Seth explained to Evan why he didn't have a good opinion of Evan's 'crush' Becca. In a flashback to describe how he was traumatized at a young age, he embarrassingly divulged to Evan his obsessive childhood habit of artfully drawing male genitalia: "Here it comes. When I was a little kid, I kinda had this problem. And it's not even that big of a deal. Something like 8 percent of kids do it, but whatever. For some reason, I don't know why, I would just kinda sit around all day and draw pictures of dicks."
Seth as An Overweight 4th Grader Drawing Genitalia Pictures
  • Seth told about how in 4th grade as a 10 year-old young boy (Casey Margolis), his neighboring seatmate Becca (Laura Marano) happened to see one of his pictures (a "real big, veiny triumphant bastard" he called it) that he was finishing up, when the drawing was knocked onto the floor (Evan was astonished by the story: "You hit Becca's foot with your dick?"). She screamed, ran from her desk and out of the classroom, and reported him to the school principal. The incident traumatized him with the added revelation that his Ghostbusters lunch box was a "treasure chest" full of a variety of dick drawings. Seth recalled being disciplined by the school: "They literally made me stop eating food that was shaped like dicks. No hot dogs, no popsicles. Do you know how many foods are shaped like dicks? The best kinds."
  • Evan called Seth's obsession "really messed up...super gay!" and left the table. In the school hallway, Seth bragged to Jules about how he was getting a fake ID, and went ahead to promise that he would bring alcohol to her party. Jules was pleased and half-joked: "You scratch our backs, we'll scratch yours." Seth inappropriately joked back: "Well, Jules, the funny thing about my back is that it's located on my cock." Seth felt he had scored and was already anticipating sleeping and having sex with Jules. Following Seth's lead, Evan further boasted to Becca that he could provide her with a bottle of Goldslick Vodka (with gold flakes in it) at the party
  • that afternoon, after Fogell acquired a fake ID (for Hawaii) to purchase alcohol, he explained to his pals why he had changed his name to "McLovin", and they derided him about how awful his ID was: "It was between that or Muhammed.... Muhammed is the most commonly used name on Earth"; Seth vehemently complained: "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!...Fogell, this ID says that you're 25 years old. Why wouldn't you just put 21, man?...No one's McLovin. McLovin's never existed because that's a made up dumb F--KIN' FAIRY TALE NAME, YOU F--K!"
Fogell's Fake Hawaii ID
  • Seth believed that Fogell would fail to be able to buy liquor for the party with his fake ID, so he determinedly took drastic measures by entering a Good Shopper Store to steal bottles of booze. He experienced a number of fantasy scenarios (success when posing as 22 years old to buy $80 dollars worth of liquor, help from an elderly lady, and a confrontation with a security guard who slashed his throat) before leaving empty-handed. It was now Fogell's turn to enter TJ's Liquor Store and test out his false ID.
  • outside as they waited, Seth chastised Evan for being prepared by bringing a condom and spermicidal lube ("That wasn't the plan! We had a plan! I can't believe you did that without even consulting me about it!"). They also spotted a classmate Carey Hutchins who had switched schools. Reportedly, she had breast reduction surgery, to Seth's amazement: "What?! Making her tits smaller? That's like slapping God across the face for giving you a gorgeous gift"; Evan explained: "She had back problems, man. And it's not just making them smaller. They completely reshape them. They make 'em more supple and symmetrical... now that she can jog comfortably, she's in the best shape she's ever..."
  • meanwhile, Fogell/McLovin succeeded in illegally purchasing alcohol from clerk Mindy (Erica Vittina Phillips), but became involved in a store hold-up and was punched in the face by the hooded robber, who grabbed cash from the register and fled. When a pair of humorous but inept and talkative cops arrived: Officer Slater (Bill Hader) and Officer Michaels (Seth Rogen), Seth and Even feared that Fogell was going to be arrested. They were unaware that the cops agreed to drive him to the party - and proceeded for much of the evening to do a "ride-along" while blasting the police siren to barrel through red lights, drinking after a call to Bailey's Bar & Grill, taking breathalyzer tests, and practice target-shooting at a stop sign
  • in the store's parking lot, Seth panicked with Evan about their lost money and was hit (but uninjured) by a car backing up and driven by Francis (Joe Lo Truglio). In exchange for not reporting the accident to the police, they agreed to be taken to another house party with alcohol, where the angry home owner Mark (Kevin Corrigan) beat up Francis outdoors. Seth ended up 'dirty dancing' with Mark's drunken, menstruating fiancee Jacinda (Carla Gallo), causing a "period blood" stain on his pants, while Evan was cornered in a room with frightening cocaine-snorting thugs, where he was forced to sing The Guess Who's "These Eyes." Before Seth could escape with two laundry detergent jugs from the basement filled with beer, the jealous Mark confronted him with the blood stain, and a brawl broke out.
  • as the two ran from the party, Seth accused Evan of "bailing" on him. They experienced an intense falling out when Seth complained about how they weren't going to the same college together. Evan hurt Seth's feelings by accusing him of wasting his time for three years: "I'm not going to let you slow me down any more, Seth....I've wasted the last three years of my life sitting around talking bulls--t with you, man. Instead of chasing girls and making friends, I've just sat around wasting all my time with you. And now, because of you, I'm going to college a f--king friendless virgin." And then coincidentally as they argued on a deserted street, the cruiser with the two officers and McLovin' drove by and Seth was hit again. When McLovin' recognized his two friends, they all took off on foot, ended up on a bus, but were thrown out by the bus driver after accidentally shattering the bottle on Goldslick Vodka on the floor of the bus

Intense Falling-Out Between Seth and Evan

Three Guys Reunited With Booze - Heading Toward the Party
  • the trio walked three blocks to Jules' party - with some of the stolen beer and the booze purchased by Fogell. As they walked up to the party house, Fogell and Evan admitted to Seth that they were going to be roommates at Dartmouth, upsetting Seth even further: ("...because you're a backstabber and you lied to your best friend, and you only want to hang out with Fogell, and you just don't care anymore?")
  • the drunken Seth was the hit of the party-goers with the booze and stories of the night's adventures. He approached non-drinker Jules for kisses and sex, but she rejected him due to his alcoholic stupor. Meanwhile, a "smashed" Becca offered a b-job and sex to Evan in Jules' bedroom ("I want you to be my first, I want you inside me, just go with it"), but he respectfully declined due to her physical condition - and then she threw up. The only one to semi-succeed with a partner was Fogell who spent time with attractive, red-haired foreign exchange student Nicola (Aviva Farber). Later, a saddened Seth confessed to Jules that his dream was to have her as his "girlfriend" in the summer, but he had failed. And then he accidentally passed out, fell forward and head-butted Jules, giving her a black eye.
Drunken Becca's Seduction of Evan Before Throwing Up
  • the party ended due to the arrival of Fogell's two cop friends due to a noise complaint about the underage drinking party. To save his passed-out friend Evan, Seth carried him out of the house. Upstairs, the cops interrupted Fogell in a bedroom having sex with Nicola (he was technically no longer a virgin!), and confessed that they had played along with him the entire time - "We know you're not 25, man. We're not idiots, McLovin." They also apologized for 'blocking his c--k' - and to make it up to him, the cops 'fake'-arrested Fogell to increase his 'bad-ass' reputation with his schoolmates, who witnessed him being dragged away. After driving off, they did wheelies and donuts with the cruiser and eventually destroyed the car by crashing it and setting it on fire with a flaming alcohol bottle (Molotov cocktail) - and Fogell was allowed to take gun shots at the burning vehicle. Later, they would claim that a crack-head stole the cruiser.
  • Seth and Evan returned to Evan's house, where they had an old-fashioned sleep-over with sleeping bags. Seth admitted that he had actually known three weeks earlier that Evan and Fogell were going to be college roommates. Evan confessed: "I don't wanna live with Fogell. I never wanted to live with him....I'm afraid to live with strangers. I can't do it." The two unabashedly stated their lasting love for each other, and reconciled as best friends.
  • the next day, Seth and Evan met up with Jules and Becca at the mall, where they all remained friends and went shopping together. Seth joined Jules to buy cover-up for her black-eye, while Evan and Becca joined up to buy comforters

(l to r): Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill)

Evan's Mother Jane (Stacy Edwards)

In Home Economics Class, Seth Paired with Classmate Jules (Emma Stone)

Seth's Confession to Evan at Lunchtime About Why He Hated Becca - Due to His Revealed Obsession with Drawing Male Genitalia

Becca's Shock at Seth's Obsessive Drawings of Male Genitalia

Dressed Up to Attend Jules' Party

Seth's Fantasy: A Slashed Throat When Attempting to Steal Booze

Suspicious Liquor Store Clerk Mindy (Erica Vittina Phillips)

Fogell's Nervous Purchase of Booze - Showing His ID

Officers in Liquor Store - Evan and Seth Assumed Fogell Was Being Arrested

Officers and McLovin/Fogell Drinking at Bar

House-Party: Seth 'Dirty Dancing' at House Party with Menstruating Jacinda

House-Party: Evan Cornered in a Room with Cocaine-Snorting Bad Guys - Forced to Sing "These Eyes"

Drunken Seth Attempting Kiss with Resistant Jules

Fogell with Nicola in Bedroom

Cops With Fogell Admitting They Were Playing Along With Him

Evan and Seth Professing Their Best-Friend Love For Each Other


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