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Supergood - an instant classic for those who 'get it'.
on 8 August 2008
Superbad is not for everyone.
The one star reviews here demonstrate that a certain percentage of the poplace is just not going to get this movie - fair do's, to each their own.
However, there are many who perceive Superbad to be an instant comedy classic and the funniest film of the decade so far. I'm one of those people.
The film was many years in development, which comes across in the character development and interwoven storyline. Not that this is a complex story, by any means. It's a very simple premise of three guys who need to buy liquor for their grad party. The beauty of the film is not in what they are doing, but in how they do it.
The three main characters are well cast and genuinely funny - Christopher Mintz-Platz in his debut role (Mclovin!) is a scene stealer and the laurel and hardy-esque pairing of Jonah Hill and Michael Cera (as Seth and Evan) gives this film a solid backbone, a great platform for the filmakers to introduce a wierd and wonderful array of supporting characters into the mix - including co-writer Seth Rogan and Bill Hader as a pair of crazy cops.
Behind the comedic vulgarity and Animal House / American Pie facade, this film succeeds because it has a heart. As the action continues, we realise that this is also a veiled coming-of-age drama.
The filmakers have approached their subject with an obvious dedication to make this film something more than just another teen comedy.
A funky soundtrack and vintage 70's feel (although the movie is set in the present day) complete the package.
This film has that rare rewatchable quality which will demand repeated viewings time and time again, to those who love it.
Superbad is supergood. 5/5