Release Year: 2007
The big party at the end of the year has arrived, and it’s going to take everything they have for Seth and Evan to get there and impress their crushes. But it’s all about that journey that makes Superbad one of the funniest modern comedies. With Jonah Hill and Michael Cera as the leads, both bring a different energy that works perfectly together, this heightened and more worried style of humor combining to make them a strange but perfect odd couple.
Their night is full of beautiful madness as they attempt to make it to their destination, all while their friend has a nice little evening with two cops the least interested in protecting and serving. Taken together, Superbad becomes this charming but vulgar comment on high school and some being more ready to move on than others.
With supporting roles from the current stars of today, like Emma Stone, Bill Hader and Seth Rogen (who also co-wrote the film), it’s chock full of Apatow-adjacent cameos that are all equally as funny and memorable.
Whether it’s your first watch or your hundredth rewatch, Superbad makes for a good movie to watch this fall.