Superbad drops tons of F bombs, but has heart
Seth and Evan go to the mini-mart

BY ZACK SMITH

Superbad is a hard-R teen comedy that contains no nudity, no intense violence, and sexual situations that would be considered tame by the standards of basic cable. The R comes from the language, an almost non-stop flurry of F-bombs and sexual references that sounds like Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob having an argument with characters from a David Mamet play.

I mention the language because it’s essential to why the film works—and as a warning for the aurally squeamish (at the screening I attended, the studio monitor counted eight walkouts). In many ways, this is the raunchiest teen movie since the first American Pie, but it also has a fundamental sweetness and honesty that most teen movies lack.

Full review here.

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