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Friends in bawdy smut-fest

PUBLISHED: 10:52 17 January 2008 | UPDATED: 11:28 01 July 2010

POTTY-MOUTHED and sophomoric teen comedy may not be everyone s cup of tea but lovers of irreverent Americana will undoubtedly lap up this bawdy smut-fest with gusto.

POTTY-MOUTHED and sophomoric teen comedy may not be everyone's cup of tea but lovers of irreverent Americana will undoubtedly lap up this bawdy smut-fest with gusto.

Best friends Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) have two months left before they part company to head off to university and surprise suprise they've decided they need to pop their cherries before they leave.

Seth picks Jules (Emma Stone) and attempts to impress her by volunteering to get alcohol for her party thinking that super-nerd Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and his fake ID we be able to help him. Meanwhile Evan struggles with his nerves and finally plucks up the courage to talk to his long-time crush Becca (Martha MacIsaac). Things go predictably awry when a pair of cops (Seth Rogen and Bill Hader) move in on Fogell and Seth and Evan end up at the wrong party.

The script was written by Knocked Up lead Seth Rogen, who also playts one of the cops, and his childhood friend Evan Goldberg while they were still in their teens and the film does a great job of capturing the awkwardness many teenage boys feel when expressing their interest in girls. The brutal honesty of some scenes leaves little doubt that the duo based at least some of the script on their own adolescent experiences.. Hill and Cera are excellently cast and their spot-on performances lend an awkward charm to the otherwise wacky goings on. If endless jokes about bodily functions and fluids are your thing then this is a sure fire hit, if not look elsewhere.

Superbad is available on DVD from January 21.

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