Clever comics play it for laughs
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.