A decade from Superbad, the coming of age movie that gave us McLovin

// By: Oscar Adame

Vie 18th August, 2017

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of one of the most important films for the formation of the millennial generation. The baby boomers had El Graduado, generation x had The Club of Five and American Graffity and the millennials had Juno and Superbad.

Audiovisuals intended for adult viewing such as South Park and The Simpsons over time prepared us with a much more open vision regarding the themes that could be touched on in a film, the words used and the violent or sexual scenes. Yet when the script was written, none of those involved even thought that a hobby’s work could one day become a movie let alone one that was so successful, one that managed to collect in profits 10 times more than it cost.


At 14, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen were a pair of horny teenagers who were experiencing insecurities stemming from their low popularity and sexual inexperience. A couple of depraved little guys, like we’ve all been at one time, who skipped their classes in high school to write down their personal experiences.

His sincerity translated into a story full of honesty, rugged humor, and teenage emotions. Seth Rogen has made no secret that he wrote Jonah Hill’s character as an exaggerated version of himself, nor that Fogell’s character McLovin is based on one of his best friends from high school.

“Evan Goldberg and I started writing the script in high school and a lot of the things that appear in the movie are events that happened. The relationship between us was totally fabricated for the movie. We eventually separated, but it was worth mothers “

It is difficult to believe Seth Rogen that last, especially considering that the entire film is about the ‘bromance’ between the protagonists of the film.

That bittersweet tone is what made her so special. It is a film about a group of friends in search of sex and alcohol on the outside, but the characters are so deep and emotional within themselves, that we understand that all their actions are driven by the insecurity that their sudden loneliness brings them. A separation that we have all experienced and that is part of growing up.

However, his funniest and most imaginary scenes are those that have become part of contemporary popular culture. From the pair of cops personified by Seth Rogen himself and Bill Hader mistaking Eminem for an M&M to the period post-blood fight that Jonah’s character had to take place, a handful of phrases have broken the time barrier, but one in particular has become a cultural phenomenon.

“The whole concept of false identification was something that actually happened. Fogell is our other best friend, thanks in large part to the fact that he was able to buy alcohol. One day he showed us how he did it … he was McLovin “

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