[text_block_nav title=”The Plot”]”The D Train” is a high school reunion film. Unfortunately, it never found an audience. I believe that’s because late marketing really blew the big surprise about the film. I guess early summer releases don’t fare well when discussing homosexual encounters. That is unless they’re serious indie dramas where people lose weight easily. Jack Black and James Marsden should be applauded for their turns, but I’m not going to call the production exemplary.

[/text_block_nav][text_block_nav title=”What Troy Thought”]It wouldn’t be fair to call this movie a comedy. More than anything, it’s a mid-life crisis drama with comedic elements. Watching Jack Black do the typical loser wanting to impress everyone is old hat. But, when he has to chase down and identify parts of his hidden self, that’s truly unique. It’s also what gets this kind of movie dumped to IFC and lost in the post Avengers haze.

Cinematic offerings aren’t a fair mistress, but I appreciate the effort to make this a May release. While it could’ve been released earlier and gone ignored until DVD, this is a bold step in terms of market grab. There were theaters I never thought would show this movie carrying it right next to Fast Whatever and Avengers Age of Flying Taxis. Sadly, it’s gone now. The candle that burns twice as bright and all that jazz.[/text_block_nav][text_block_nav title=”Conclusion”]Jack Black rode the D Train and was confused by his enjoyment.[/text_block_nav]

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