NIGHT SCHOOL (M) Lessons go un­learned as class never shows up, US, 111 min

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At this stage of his ca­reer, the cin­e­matic re­port card of pop­u­lar co­me­dian Kevin Hart is now well-known. He of­ten plays nicely with oth­ers (such as Dwayne John­ston in Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence). How­ever, leave Hart alone to carry a movie, and you could end up with some­thing nasty (re­mem­ber The Wed­ding Ringer?). In this so-so-with-a-dash-of-oh-no com­edy, Hart plays Teddy, a fast-talk­ing, slow-think­ing BBQ sales­man who wants to be­come a fi­nan­cial an­a­lyst. This vo­ca­tional tran­si­tion won’t be get­ting started un­less Teddy fin­ishes off a high school di­ploma he never quite com­pleted. So our hero re­luc­tantly trudges off to his old alma mater to rec­tify the over­sight. Help will come from his no-non­sense teacher ( Girls Trip break­out star Tif­fany Had­dish, largely wasted here). Hin­drance will be sup­plied by a prin­ci­pal who has hated him since child­hood. A few mild laughs on of­fer, and a heck of a lot of groan­ers, as can oc­cur with the kind of movie that de­scribes a con­di­tion like dys­lexia as “learn­ing her­pes.”

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