Sunday, 16 September 2007

The Funniest Film of the Year

I saw Superbad (*****) over the weekend, and as the Tom Stars rating suggests it’s one of the best films of the year. When I posted the trailer back in April my expectations for it were high. Usually when you highly anticipate a film that much it lets you down. At least a wee bit. Superbad doesn’t.

Bringing up to date films like Porky’s and Weird Science with a little touch of Dazed and Confused thrown in, it’s the story of three geeks out to get laid on the last day of High School.

Gag-packed it crams in cracking line after cracking line, squirming incident after squirming incident. If you don’t like hearing a hundred variations on the act of lovemaking then it’s probably not for you.

I couldn’t get enough of that brilliantly baffled look on Michael Cera’s face as George Michael in Arrested Development and the character he plays here isn’t a million miles away from that.


It’s a film similar to things like Anchorman and Dodgeball that will probably improve on repeat viewings.

4 comments:

Katie said...

I agree. It was juvenile but in the funniest way possible.

netinteractive said...

Yip, I echo your comments here! Hilarious throughout.

Fraser said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing this.

I've just re-watched Arrested Development and Michael Cera was a real standout in pretty exalted company.

Tom said...

I've been to see it again and it's still funny. Yes, as Katie says it's juvenille, but they're high school kids, and obviously not the brightest high school kids at that.