Comedy. With Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Rob Riggle. Director: Malcolm D Lee. 16LPV.
Teddy Walker (Hart) is a high school dropout who’s managed to carve out a comfortable life for himself as a seemingly successful barbecue salesman. But just when it seems he’s hit the jackpot with his job and his love-life, things take a turn for the worse and his house of cards comes crashing down.
To keep up the façade of his commercial accomplishments, Teddy has to attend night school to get his matric certificate and secure a position as a financial consultant before his duplicity is discovered. With the help of his night school teacher, Carrie (Haddish from Girls Night), and his motley crew of classmates, Teddy learns there’s no elevator to success.
Night School is a solid comedy that delivers nothing more and nothing less than what it promises – slapstick comedy and side-splitting ribbing between the misfit characters. It won’t win any awards but it’s guaranteed to entertain.
The combination of Hart’s and Haddish’s brand of humour – as well as that of their supporting cast – is like a well-oiled machine. Their constant back-and-forth seems almost unscripted, which adds to the hilarity of their delivery. But what really makes the film worthwhile is the touch of emotion around which most of the comedy is manufactured.
A satisfying popcorn flick in the vein of Ride Along (2014) and Get Hard (2015).
Carrie (Tiffany Haddish) tries to help Teddy (Kevin Hart) complete his high school education in Night School.