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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando


Bill Hader and Seth Rogen (who also co-wrote) in Superbad (Columbia Pictures)

It takes some you know whats to call your movie Superbad (opening August 16 throughout San Diego). But then Judd Apatow has a mega pair of hit comedies with The Forty-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up , so maybe he figures he can live dangerously.

Judd Apatow scored big with Knocked Up earlier this summer. That film starred Seth Rogen as a slacker who slowly accepts paternal responsibilities. Now Apatow is producing Superbad with a script by his pals Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film concerns two awkward, inter-dependent teenagers named Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera). The two teens face their final days as seniors as well as their impending separation since they are heading off to different colleges. The characters are based on Rogen and Goldberg. The two friends decided to pen their own script because they felt many youth comedies werent accurate or even funny portrayals of high school life. Rogen explains in the press materials, We tapped into the mind of a desperate high schooler in a way that very few films do.

James Bradbury
December 31, 2007 at 06:30 PM
As a sophomore in high school i never honestly thought i would find a film that accurately reflected on teenage life and dialog, but this one nailed it right on the head. I loved this movie not only just for the clever humor that anyone can appreciate, but also because you can really compare with the characters. Now i personally have never had to get a fake i.d. in the hopes of getting liqueur to impress girls and even if i had i wouldn't say so online, but parents really are completely in denial about how there kids act, talk, think and live there lives. The directors have my sincerest thanks for finally giving us high schoolers a movie we can honestly relate with. -----

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