Superbad is supervulgar, superinappropriate and superobnoxious, but it's also superfunny, so feel free to let those other things slide.
Writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who are becoming well-known as part of producer/director Judd Apatow's (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) entourage, started working on the script for this film when they were just 13 years old with title characters Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) sharing their creators' real names.
Superbad carries on the tradition of the 1982 coming-of-age film Porky's and 1999's American Pie by featuring high school boys behaving badly, unabashedly on the prowl for sex and alcohol. Seth and Evan are nearing the end of their senior year and are preparing to attend different colleges in the fall. Best friends since childhood, both want the perfect final opportunity to get drunk and tell their crushes just how they feel. Tag-along friend Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) starts the ball rolling when he procures a fake ID proclaiming him a 25-year-old Hawaiian named McLovin.
The story line would be fairly routine if it weren't for a pair of cops (one played by Rogen) acting as Fogell's misbehaving instructors for the evening, and if the volume of swearing wasn't dialed up several notches. (According to IMdB.com, the f-word is uttered a whopping 186 times in the film.) Parents ought to keep their preteens far away. Duh.
Still, it's well-assembled and well-written, and really does capture the attitudes of many of today's teens. If you can handle the presentation, you're in for a superalright time.