Everything about Role Models screams ‘inappropriate humour’! It’s a movie starring Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd, as two self focussed thirty-somethings, Wheeler and Danny, stuck in a job that is taking them no-where. Then, one day, Danny’s girlfriend dumps him and he loses it big time, resulting in Wheeler and Danny having to do community work, mentoring at-risk kids.
If you can’t see past the sexual innuendos and seriously inappropriateness of a lot of the situations these two courts appointed mentors find them self in, then you’re not going to find much to laugh about. If you can see that this is an adult movie, with adult humour, that requires you to relax and enjoy yourself, then you’re going to find yourself laughing out loud raucously.
It’s the kind of humour that is easy to laugh at, but at the same time leaves you wondering how you could possibly be laughing, then makes you laugh some more. But far from being just a baseless comedy, the movie as a whole has a huge heart, with a storyline that proves no one is beyond redemption, and that when life seems to be going nowhere, all it takes is a change of direction to give you a different perspective on life.
Check your brain at the door, be prepared to laugh at the sheer stupidity, and be warned that you may just fall in love with two of the most unlovable mentors and kids that you’ve ever met.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read
Rating: [R16] Contains offensive language and sex scenes.
Released on: May 29th, 2009
Year of Original Release: 2008
Stars: Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Bobb’e J. Thompson, Jane Lynch, Ken Jeong, Ken Marino, Kerri Kenney-Silver, A.D. Miles, Joe Lo Truglio, Matt Walsh, Nicole Randall Johnson, Allie Stamler, Carly Craig, Vincent Martella
Length (Minutes): 99
Media Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Supported Audio: Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Director: Wain, David
Studio: Universal Pictures