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Superbad is heralded as an awesome comedy that tackles high school drama, growing up and mateship. Oh, and buying alcohol underage, getting cooked up in whacky cop arrests, meeting creepy people and trying to lose your virginity.
It was written by Seth Rogen, who also played one of the two police officers who picked up Fogell, aka McLovin.
Well, Rogen is back with a new movie, Good Boys, and it looks exactly like his 2007 classic, but he's lowered the age of the main three lads and upped the ridiculousness.
The trailer is pretty meta to start with, showing Rogen tell the boys, Max (Jacob Tremblay), Thor (Brady Noon), and Lucas (Keith L Williams), that they can't watch their own teaser because it's R rated and they are well and truly underage.
But then we get to see just how much the film is going to be like Superbad as it recreates some of the best scenes.
The most notable is the classic bit showing Fogell trying to buy alcohol with a fake ID from a convenience store. Because they're sixth graders, the scene is even more ridiculous and hilarious.
The trailer also shows the boys finding their parent's sex toys, looking at porn for the first time, discovering they're carrying drugs, using a drone to spy on some girls and run across a busy highway.
The movie plot is as follows: "Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for their first kissing party."
To be fair, it looks brilliant.
One of the producers of the film is Evan Goldberg who has been behind such legendary films like Pineapple Express, This Is the End and The Interview. Lee Eisenberg is another producer who has written 15 episodes of The Office - so you know it'll be funny.
There was a bit of controversy surrounding the film while it was in production. During the filming, paparazzi captured Keith L Williams standing next to his body double, who was wearing dark make-up.
Despite both actors being African American, Williams' body double is lighter skinned and he had to be made to look darker. Obviously, it didn't take long for people to make blackface accusations and it led to Seth Rogen to issuing an apology.
I should start by saying this shouldn't have happened, and I'm terribly sorry it did," Rogen said in a statement obtained by Entertainment Weekly.
"I won't give excuses for why it happened. I'll just say that as soon I was made aware of it, I ensured we put an end to it - and I give my word that on any project my team and I are involved in, we will take every precaution to make sure something similar does not take place again.
"I'm engaging in conversations to make sure I find the best way to do that. It's on me to be proactive. Reacting isn't enough."
Good Boys is scheduled to be released on August 16, 2019.
Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures
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