By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures.
The official reviews for Superbad have begun to surface online and they mostly tell us what we already know. Superbad is a raunchy comedy? You don't say?!
Official Reviews: Superbad
Though both reviews admit that Superbad's target audience might be limited to a certain element or age group, the film succeeds at every level... on that level. Capiche?
The friendship of Seth and Evan has homoerotic undertones, and there's a funny scene where they declare their undying love for each other. But because this is an American movie, don't expect the frankness of Alfonso Cuaron's "Y Tu Mama Tambien," which took the close friendship of two horny teenage pals to its logical conclusion. In "Superbad," the lovefest between the best friends is strictly platonic, which makes it nonthreatening to the crowds at the multiplex.
The bawdy jokes score big points, but it's the rueful acknowledgement of adolescent embarrassment and humiliation that most distinguishes "Superbad," another ultra-raunchy and commercial sex comedy from the Judd Apatow laugh factory. Co-written by and featuring "Knocked Up" star Seth Rogen, this very cheesy-looking account of three horndogs' long night's journey into hazy self-awareness is like "American Pie" with a conscience. Fixation on all manner of bodily functions and a plethora of outrageously out-there gags guarantee strong teen and date-night turnout, although demos will skew younger than for "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Pic will never die as a high school and frathouse keg-party favorite.
Check out the full reviews for Superbad by clicking the bold links above.