Though he is the best BBQ grill salesman at his store, Teddy Walker (Kevin Hart – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Secret Life of Pets) still feels unsuccessful. Maybe it is because he is dating someone who is totally out of his league. Maybe it is because he is living beyond his means as he is trying to impress Lisa (Megalyn Echikunwoke – A Good Day to Die Hard, CHIPS). Or maybe it stems from way back to the fact that he never finished high school.
Whatever the reason, after he loses his job due to a work accident and his employment options are severely limited due to the fact that he does not have a high school diploma, it becomes apparent to him, especially when the only job he can find involves putting on a chicken suit to peddle fast food, that he has to get his GED.
His first idea of fast talking his way into getting his GED without actually taking the test goes down the drain when he finds out the principal of his old high school is Stewart (Taran Killam – 12 Years a Slave, Ted 2), a guy he used to tease mercilessly in high school. Resigned to actually going to night school to legit earn his GED while keeping this whole thing from Lisa keeps Teddy busy.
Exactly what you would expect from a film with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part) as the two leads. It is mostly silly and predictable, but will give you a couple of opportunities to laugh. Two comedic actors not willing to venture outside of their wheelhouse and seemingly content just to cash a cheque by doing what they have done many times before. No growth. No surprises. No stretching your acting chops going on here.
The type of film which you can watch on a Sunday afternoon if the weather outside is gray and gloomy. Definitely not one you should “plan” to watch or block off time to see. It is the type which will only be seen by fans of the two stand ups or those who have watched everything else on demand or on Netflix leaving them with the bottom of the barrels like Night School.
-Alternate Opening with Commentary by Director Malcolm D. Lee
-Feature Commentary with Director Malcolm D. Lee
-Night School’s in Session!
-Who’s the Student? Who’s the Teacher?
-Prom Night Revisited
-Cap ‘n Gown ‘n Giggles
-Making of the Dance Battle
-Extended Performance “El Sueno”