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Superbad ★★★½ 2007 (R)

Seth (Hill) and Evan (Cera) are crude, socially inept, and sex-obsessed, like most teenage boys. When the girls they have crushes on ask them to buy booze for a graduation party, Seth sees this as their last chance to woo their beloveds the best way he knows how—by getting them drunk. Roping their fake-ID wielding friend Fogell (Mintz-Plasse) into Seth's scheme, their night becomes an odyssey of cops, robbers, crazed bums, cokeheads, violent thugs, party-crashing losers, vomit, and facing fears about their futures. Unapologetically teems with both raunch and heart. Hill and Cera shine as the hapless leads (named after writers Rogan and Goldberg, who penned the original version of the project while in junior high), but newcomer Mintz-Plasse steals every scene as the hopeless geek who renames himself “McLovin.” 112m/C DVD, Blu-ray Disc . US Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aviva, Stacy Edwards, Kevin Corrigan, Emma Stone, Martha MacIsaac; D: Greg Mottola; W: Seth Rogen, Greg Mottola, Evan Goldberg; C: Russ T. Alsobrook; M: Lyle Workman.