SuperFunny! - Joel

8 Points

Viewer Rating:Joel has rated Superbad rating: 5 Star

Teenage years are a fuzzy and confusing time. The greatest reflections on teenage life are the ones that manage to capture the almost total isolation teenagers feel in their lives from the rest of the world, teens view the world through narrow eyes. This short sighted vision inevitably leads to concentration on certain factors that become less important as time goes on. In those hectic and unpredictable years the biggest issue focused on is almost universally sex. You could be fooled into thinking this movie is about the frustration and desire concerning sex, but you'd be wrong. The movie uses the quest for sex as a gimmick to keep the plot moving forward but ultimately the movie is about the friendship between the two main characters and it is this saving grace that really elevates Superbad above the usual teen comedy. The sub-plot that follows McLovin on this eventful night has almost been overshadowed by a catchphrase but it's the dorky cops who make that element of the film shine so brightly, in a typical teen comedy authority is something to be dodged and in a brilliant twist they've turned that on it's head, with genuinely fantastic results. Superbad is a brilliant comedy, with some fantastic one liners and some excellent turns from the players, but what makes it brilliant is the ease which we can all relate to these two best friends trying to have a good time.

Review published on the 11 August 2008 18:01


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