Night School is a 2018 American film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Romany Malco, Taran Killman, Al Madrigal, along with others. The film centers on Teddy who is a high school dropout. After losing the only good paying job that supports high school dropouts, he takes night classes at his old high school in order to to earn his GED.
After a disaster at his workplace, high school dropout Teddy is without a job. Now, his only chance of success is to earn his GED at his old high school.
Why It Rocks
- Many of the actors give off hilarious performances and some of it is quite unpredictable.
- Although Carrie may be a badass, she's has good heart and will make sure that her students learn enough to pass the GED.
- Teddy thinking that he had learning herpes is enough to make you laugh hard, as it just shows you how out of his mind, he was.
- The prom scene is well shot and very satisfying to watch.
- Principal Stewart delivering a bunch of No thank you's while throwing his hands up is amusing.
- The film has great character development especially for Teddy, who has changes from a dishonest man to someone who wants to make things right.
- During Teddy's struggle with his education and breakup with Lisa, his mom was very caring and she decides to do what she can to comfort her son.
- The ending is amazing as Teddy and his classmates graduate and he revives his relationship with Lisa.
- Contrast to the mother, Teddy's father was unlikable for most of the film as he didn't have much faith in his son and really thought that Teddy was just dumb! Worst of all, he's never seen showing any love to his son in the film and even asked him why he couldn't be more like his sister. Now that's just cruel! He even told he himself later on in the film, he failed as a father!
- Some gross humor like Teddy planting pubic hair in deserts, Jaylen vomiting on Mackenzie, and even Carrie farting in Teddy's face!
- Some of the film's content could have given the film an R rating. It's kinda surprising that it still retained a PG-13 rating!
The film had mixed to negative reviews but performed very well at the box office. While many critics do believe that this film really missed the mark on a being a great comedy, others say that the film had enough humor to be satisfying to watch.