Supercool parents guide

Supercool Parent Guide

This isn't the raunchiest teen sex comedy out there, but it's definitely one of the weirdest.

Overall D

Digital on Demand: Desperately wishing for a second chance with his crush, Neil is shocked to wake up looking like a model named Ace. Can this transformation make his dreams come true?

Release date February 11, 2022

Violence C
Sexual Content D
Profanity D
Substance Use D

Why is Supercool rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Supercool Not Rated

Run Time: 100 minutes

Parent Movie Review

High school student Neil (Jake Short) has a mad crush on Summer (Madison Davenport), but he’s not sure she knows that he exists. Running on encouragement from his best friend Gilbert (Miles J. Harvey) and sister Jaclyn (Odessa Adlon), he works up the courage to talk to her at lunch – only to explosively stress-vomit on her. Things aren’t looking good for Neil’s prospects of young love, and he resigns himself to doodling juvenile fantasies of a life he’ll never have. Until, that is, he makes a wish for another chance with Summer. Unbelievably, he gets his wish in the form of a complete transformation: Instead of dorky Neil, he wakes up looking like a model called Ace (Josh Cranston). If he plays his cards right, he might be able to leverage his new-found good looks into an invite to Summer’s birthday party that night…but only if he can get over his anxieties and insecurities.

This isn’t the raunchiest teen sex comedy I’ve seen, but it’s definitely one of the weirdest. I can’t even think of another movie that has a teenager trying to buy off-brand Viagra while holding hands with a drug dealer who is having sex. Don’t even ask me why they think they need the Viagra. I’d prefer not to delve to deeply into the minutiae of the film. (I’m already trying to forget about it.) Apart from the general sexual misbehavior (and near constant graphic conversations about same), there’s a metric ton of profanity in the film – 121 f-bombs in 100 minutes. While unsurprising considering the rest of the content, it doesn’t make the film any more palatable to a family audience.

I will say that the unhinged level of sexual obsession and profanity are not uncommon in the general high school population, so the film scores a few cheap points for accuracy. Those points do come at the cost of an audience, though, so I’m not sure how comforting that’s going to be to the studio. Following in the footsteps of the similarly-titled Superbad, Supercool is a crass look at the seediest underbelly of adolescent angst with a strange sprinkling of violent crime. It’s certainly not aspirational, barely entertaining, and generally just gross – definitely not worth the price of admission.

Directed by Teppo Airaksinen. Starring Jake Short, Miles J. Harvey, Madison Davenport. Running time: 100 minutes. Theatrical release February 11, 2022. Updated

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Rating & Content Info

Why is Supercool rated Not Rated? Supercool is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

Violence: Characters are shot and killed and injured in car accidents during a fantasy sequence. Characters are non-fatally shot. A snake is shot.
Sexual Content: Teenage characters are involved in frequent graphic sexual conversations and peripherally involved in a sex scene between adults which features female toplessness.
Profanity: There are 121 uses of extreme profanity, 53 uses of scatological terms, and frequent uses of mild cursing and terms of deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Teen and adult characters are seen drinking alcohol and vaping marijuana. A teenager is unwittingly dosed with cocaine.

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This film continues in the raunchy teen comedy tradition set by films like Superbad, American Pie, and Good Boys.

Cleaner teen comedies include He’s All That, Freaky Friday, Sky High, What a Girl Wants, Napoleon Dynamite, and The Princess Diaries.