Mika at the Movies: Night School Review


Kevin Hart and producer Will Packer, who partnered for the hit Ride Along and Think Like a Man series, bring their signature style to Night School. The comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee that co-stars Lee and Packer’s Girls Trip’ breakout star Tiffany Haddish.

In Night School, the movie follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. Hart plays Teddy Walker, a successful salesman who, after losing his job when he accidentally destroys his workplace, is forced to attend night school at his former almost-alma mater, Piedmont High School, to get his GED. If he passes, Teddy will once again be gainfully employed and continue to impress his successful girlfriend, Lisa.

The movie was all around funny as not only Hart steals the movie, but the class as a whole. Former jock Mackenzie (Rob Riggle), who is only getting his GED to force his ungrateful son to get his diploma; Jaylen (Romany Malco), who lost his job to a robot and is now distrusting of the technical age; Luis (Al Madrigal), a waiter and wannabe singer who gets fired after a run-in with Teddy; Theresa (Mary Lynn Rajskub) , a homemaker returning to night school to help her family—or maybe to just get out of the house for some peace and quiet; Mila (Anne Winters), the disinterested millennial who knows more than she lets on; and last but not least, Bobby (Fat Joe), the student who attends school while locked up.

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish performances were great, but Rob Riggle and Mary Lynn Rajskub’s performances made Night School a hilarious mess to enjoy, as it contained some memorable moments that was comically cringe worthy.

This is the first movie from Kevin Hart’s Hartbeat Productions and it gets a good 7 gold stars from me. It’s a must see and I enjoyed it a lot.

Night School premieres tomorrow, September 28th.

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