Director: Phil Lord and Chris Miller
Starring: Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum
I’ve never been a huge comedy fan, as I’m usually having a blonde moment and don’t get any of the jokes, but thought I would give this one a go. If I’m completely honest the only reason I wanted to see it at first was for Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Different reasons between them, obviously.
It’s pretty much about two cops who have to go undercover and seek out drug dealers in their old high school. Jonah Hill used to be the nerd and Channing Tatum used to be the jock when they were at school, but this time around the tables have turned.
At first it doesn’t sound like the plot is going to have much substance to it (which it does), but it doesn’t matter. The humour used is brilliant and they have really understood how to make someone laugh out loud. Not only are the puns hilarious, but also the relationship between Hill and Tatum is one of the best on screen relationships I’ve ever seen.
I’ve never seen Tatum in a comedy before, only romantics; therefore it was great to see a funny side to him. As for Hill, he is his usual comical self, and delivers well. Some scenes might possibly a little over-the-top but then again, which film isn’t?
There’s not a moment I didn’t find myself nearly in tears from laughing so hard at this film, and I think that went for everyone. I would honestly say I think it might just be better than Superbad, but you’ll have to go and see it to decide for yourself.