NIGHT SCHOOL REVIEWED
“Night School” is a movie I watched this week. I know I watched it because someone saw me at the theater. We talked and they asked me if I knew about the lady getting shot at the Fifth Third Bank HQ. We went to High School together, so I said I kinda remembered her. Then, we made a joke about how she got shot more times than 50 Cent and lived. I wouldn’t want to buy a rap album from her, though. Maybe if she sells something on Etsy.
Anyways, back to the latest Kevin Hart film. He is a dumb guy that has a knack for business. Tiffany Haddish diagnoses him as having learning herpes much to the chagrin of his current lady friend. From there, it’s a comedy of errors as Haddish tries to get Hart ready to get his GED. Meanwhile, Taran Killam shows up in a role that Robert Prescott would’ve played in the 1980s. If you can already guess the ending, you’re correct.
Nothing is a surprise and the material works as the loose ends of Hart’s regular material. Given that Haddish’s star is on the rise, I expected a bigger role for her. What she does here almost feels like a slap in the face after her bow in Girls Trip. This is the kind of movie she would’ve done after Keanu, but before Girls Trip. Why isn’t someone writing better material for her? These are the questions I ask to remind myself that I saw this nothingburger of a movie.
If you were a fan of the movie or appreciate Kevin Hart, feel free to draw a picture of your disdain for me. If it’s good, I’ll post the pic on the Instagram channel and place it on my fridge. Bonus points: if you stay in the lines.
- 1 hr and 51 mins