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These Two New Raunchy Comedies Are Serving Up Big 'Superbad' Vibes In Their First Trailers

'Booksmart' and 'Good Boys' just premiered at SXSW to rave reviews.
By Sarah Ward
March 17, 2019
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These Two New Raunchy Comedies Are Serving Up Big 'Superbad' Vibes In Their First Trailers

'Booksmart' and 'Good Boys' just premiered at SXSW to rave reviews.
By Sarah Ward
March 17, 2019
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It's been 12 years since Superbad released in cinemas, made stars out of Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, and earned a spot in the teen party genre. Over that period, every coming-of-age flick about outsiders trying to enjoy high school life to the fullest has been compared to the 2007 hit. Now, two more are joining the fold.

Premiering at SXSW over the past week, Booksmart and Good Boys have a few things in common with their thematic predecessor, and not just because they both feature protagonists who can't wait to experience a proper party. In the former, Hill's sister and Lady Bird actor Beanie Feldstein leads the charge alongside Beautiful Boy's Kaitlyn Dever, giving the idea a female-centric spin. In the latter, Seth Rogen co-produces — as he did with Superbad — with the movie following a group of 12-year-olds.

Focusing on graduating pals Molly (Feldstein) and Amy (Dever) as they put away their studies and try to show everyone that they're fun, Booksmart marks the directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde, and it's been getting rave reviews. Cast-wise, it also features Jessica Williams, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow and Jason Sudeikis.

As for Good Boys, it's the first stint behind the camera for The Office and Hello Ladies writer Gene Stupnitsky — and centres on three kids played by Room's Jacob Tremblay, Last Man on Earth's Keith L. Williams and Boardwalk Empire's Brady Noon. The likes of Will Forte (again), Retta and Lil Rel Howery help round out the cast.

Check out the trailers below:

Booksmart opens in Australian cinemas on July 11, and Good Boys opens on August 15.

Good Boys image: Universal Pictures.

Published on March 17, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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