'Role Models' an amusing gross-out jaunt

If you don’t elevate your humour expectations too high – absolutely nowhere near the realms of sophistication – this comedy will delight you with its high-octane energy, crude fun and good-heartedness.

Director: David Wain

Cast: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

If you don’t elevate your humour expectations too high – absolutely nowhere near the realms of sophistication – this comedy will delight you with its high-octane energy, crude fun and good-heartedness.

As a crowd pleaser it certainly hits enough marks to satisfy those who adore films in which sassy, street-smart kids with a great line of banter constantly get the better of idiot adults.

Here we find Danny (Rudd, who co-wrote the screenplay with Wain) and Wheeler as a couple of hopeless saps who wreck their firm’s truck and find themselves as punishment doing community service as role models to sassy, street-smart kids, with all that such an unlikely coupling produces.

Let’s face it, role models they ain't.

But it’s a well-paced film that manages not to get too far out of control and it will certainly provide laughs.

Star Rating: 3/5

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