'Superbad' More Super Than Bad

Dirty but adorable teen romp looks like a non-sleeper sleeper hit
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 17, 2007 9:40 AM CDT
'Superbad' More Super Than Bad
Columbia pictures provided this photo of (left to right) Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill and Michael Cera in "Superbad." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures/Melissa Moseley)   (Associated Press)

Superbad, the tale of two high school seniors' attempts to get laid in a single day and night, is an honest teen comedy in the mold of recent movies that are foul-mouthed and raunchy but actually kind of sweet, critics say. Says Carina Chocano of the LA Times, "for a film so deliriously smutty, 'Superbad' is supercute."

The film holds special appeal for fans of TV's late lamented "Arrested Development," sharing a star (Michael Cera) and a director with the series. And Newsweek's Devin Gordon raises a good point about widespread predictions of a sleeper hit: "Can a movie really be a sleeper hit if no one is asleep about it?" (More Superbad stories.)

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