Night School Is This Fall's Funniest & Most Relatable Movie
Universal Picture's Night School, starring the comedic dream team of Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, is a movie for everyone who's ever failed at anything—in other words, it's for all of us. (Unless you’re one of those people who’s never had a panic blackout when staring at a math assignment, in which case you need to leave immediately so that rest of us can talk about you behind your back.)
The comedy centers around high school dropout Teddy Walker (Kevin Hart), a guy who’s used to quitting when the going gets tough, and his night school teacher Miss Carrie (Tiffany Haddish), who refuses to let him take the easy way out when it comes to getting his G.E.D. When they meet, it’s like an immovable, face-serving object slamming into an unstoppable, 5-foot-tall force, and the result is the funniest movie you’ll see this year. Their banter sessions are so hilarious that even if the movie was literally just 2 minutes of them talking, it would be worth the price of admission–but as it happens, all 111 minutes of the film are ridiculously good. Check out the trailer below:
Things get off to a rough start for Teddy when he accidentally blows up the barbeque store he works at (hey, it's happened to all of us). After his financial analyst pal (played by Ben Schwartz, aka Jean-Ralphio, aka the inspiration behind like 30% of our Instagram memes) tells him that he can't hire a guy who didn't graduate 12th grade, Teddy decides to go back to his alma mater, Piedmont High, to get his G.E.D.
He meets with the ridiculous principal (whose misguided attempts at swagger are LOL-worthy) and signs up for night school, thinking that getting his G.E.D will be a breeze. But things don't quite turn out that way for Teddy and the other misfits in his class (one of whom is a convict who Skypes in from prison and shanks people in between learning about the pythagorean theorem), because in order to graduate, they've got to pass an absurdly hard test given by an intimidatingly tough teacher, Miss Carrie.
Miss Carrie is a take-no-sh*t, blouse-wearing bada$$ who may or may not occasionally (and hilariously) whoop Teddy's butt in a boxing ring in order to help him memorize facts for the test. (If you don't laugh at the scene where he guesses that Waffles is the capital of Belgium, then there might be something wrong with you.) But even though her methods of motivation are, er, unusual, she really wants to see Teddy succeed, and the movie combines comedic gold with a surprising amount of heart (and as if that weren't enough, there's a dance-off at the end. A. DANCE. OFF).
The movie hits theaters September 28, and you better believe that we'll be there, posting up to watch with 8 buckets of popcorn. We're also going to spend the next 5 months talking only in sound effects, so prepare yourself for that.