By Mary Cox
Kevin Hart proves you can write a very funny movie without the f-bomb being used in every other sentence. In fact, I don’t think it was ever used. This is a movie you can take your kids to without worrying about what they are going to hear or see.
Teddy Walker, (Kevin Hart), can’t make it in high school much to his father’s dismay. His twin sister is brilliant and makes straight A’s in school and is his father’s pet. Finally, Teddy walks out of high school and never returns.
17 years later, Teddy has it all as top salesman at Joe’s BBQ grill shop. He drives a Porsche, lives in an upscale apartment, and has a gorgeous girlfriend, Lisa, (Megalyn Echikunwoke) who he plans to marry. And then, his world falls apart. He loses his job, his Porsche is repossessed, he can’t get a job because he didn’t graduate from high school and he loses his girl because he lied to her about his education.
He is promised a good job if he can get his GED so Teddy goes to “Night School.” On his way to school, he gets into a road rage fight with a woman who turns out to be his teacher, (Tiffany Haddish). The Principal is his high school nemesis, Stewart, played by Taran Killam. At night school, Teddy runs into the oddest group of characters who really add to the movie.
I found “Night School” to be very funny with a joke every minute. I need to see it again because the laughter was so loud that I missed a lot of the dialogue and jokes.
Kevin Hart was Kevin Hart. As usual, he was way over the top but if you like his style of comedy, which I do, you are going to love this movie. Tiffany Haddish steals the show as a tough as nails teacher with a heart of gold.
“Night School” has a cadre of writers. Kevin Hart &Harry Ratchford & Joey Wells & Matthew Kellard and Nicholas Stoller and John Hamburg. Malcolm D. Lee directed.
If you want to be entertained and feel good at a movie, “Night School” is a fun way to spend a couple of hours and is worth the money.