NIGHT SCHOOL (12A) Two stars
Teddy Walker (Kevin Hart) is one of the best salesmen of grills and barbecues and he hopes to capitalise on that success by proposing to his beautiful girlfriend. His plan culminates in an explosion that leaves poor Teddy in need of a new job.
A good friend, who works for a firm of stockbrokers, would love to hire Teddy except he dropped out of Piedmont High School a couple of credits shy of graduating.
If Teddy wants to secure a well-paid career and provide for his girlfriend, he will have to go back into education.
After an awkward conversation with Piedmont High School’s principal, Teddy enrols in night classes along with a motley crew of dreamers and misfits.
Their teacher Carrie (Tiffany Haddish) explains that she is only taking the classes to make extra money. She says she will not tolerate time-wasters like Teddy, and the salesman discovers that his teacher is the first person he has met who is impervious to his slick patter.