Clever comics play it for laughs

Shepparton News - - WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT - BRE­ANNA ZAMPAGLIONE Vil­lage Cinemas Shep­par­ton week­endlife@shep­p­news.com.au

Com­edy is hard to get wrong, but more of­ten than not they be­come more of the hit-and­miss va­ri­ety.

Night School, star­ring Kevin Hart and Tif­fany Had­dish, is one of the bet­ter come­dies of re­cent times, but also one that in cer­tain cir­cum­stances tries just that lit­tle bit too much.

Teddy (Hart) is a high school drop-out, but that hasn’t de­terred him from land­ing a suc­cess­ful ca­reer as a bar­be­cue sales­man and Ånd­ing the love of his life in Lisa.

But when he pro­poses to Lisa and si­mul­ta­ne­ously sets his bar­be­cue store on Åre and loses his job, Teddy re­alises that to grow his ca­reer and keep his life­style, he will need to re­turn to school.

Faced by his old neme­sis, now school prin­ci­pal, Teddy comes un­der the tute­lage of whip-smart and feisty Car­rie, who won’t take de­feat for an an­swer.

De­spite their ini­tial clashes, Car­rie’s way of al­ter­ing her teach­ing meth­ods to suit her stu­dents slowly seems to pay off. But can Teddy Ånally over­come his past and grad­u­ate?

Hart and Had­dish are known for their hu­mour and the jokes come thick and fast be­tween them, with their at­ti­tudes and de­liv­ery al­low­ing them to shine.

How­ever there are a few mo­ments where the plot makes the laughs forced and stiAEe the char­ac­ters, which is un­for­tu­nate.

And while the story makes plenty of moves away from cliches to bring a fresh­ness to the genre, it’s still got plenty that is ex­pected.

The duo lead­ing the com­edy is hav­ing plenty of fun, and Night School al­lows Hart and Had­dish to show­case their tal­ents in a won­der­ful light.

Don’t miss out, es­pe­cially if you’re up for some laughs.

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