Superbad is a 2007 comedy film written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. They began writing the script when they were 13 years old. The film's main characters have the same first names as Rogen and Goldberg. Two co-dependent high school seniors (Hill and Cera) are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry. The film is directed by former television director Greg Mottola and is produced by Judd Apatow, previously known for directing The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up.