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When accidentally destroying his workplace gets successful salesman Teddy (Kevin Hart) fired, he can't find another decent job unless he finally gets his GED. But two major things stand in his way: Carrie (Tiffany Haddish), a teacher with no time for grown-up class clowns, and Stewart (Taran Killam), Teddy's high school nemesis-turned-principal who will do anything to see him fail. Now every school rule is about to be broken when they all go head-to-head in a wild battle of wits, pranks and lessons you can't learn in books. Night School is in session!
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Night School's funny stars and seemingly promising setup add up to a disappointingly scattershot comedy whose laughs are largely held in detention.
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Common Sense Says
Crude, profanity-heavy comedy also offers real lessons.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Night School is a racy comedy written and produced by Kevin Hart, who stars alongside Tiffany Haddish. Both are known and loved for their inappropriate humor, which is in full effect here. Viewers may well laugh at the movie's shock-value humor, but it frequently crosses into violence, sexually suggestive comments, and salty language. A married woman comes onto an educator; there are jokes about anal sex (not said explicitly, but implied), pubic hair, prison rape, and more; and characters frequently talk about sex/sex-related topics. Violent scenes (all bloodless) show an explosion, beatings/punches, someone falling from a great height, and more. Frequent strong language includes referring to women and children as "bitches" and black characters using the "N" word (there's also one use of "f--k"). Characters drink champagne, and a teen is caught with Molly. Hart's character works at the fictitious Christian Chicken, where the employee prayer circle is the butt of a joke (lots of other real-world brand names pop up constantly). All of that said, amid the crude humor and stereotypes are messages about second chances, honesty, and character. Also, struggling students should seek testing for learning disabilities, and a good teacher can change a student's life for the better.
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- Release Date:September 28, 2018
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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