I got a text message Saturday...which is the primary method of communication in our family. To be more specific, I received the message at 2:12 in the afternoon. Here's what it said:
"Mom, we're gonna see Role Model at the movies in 20 minutes, do you want to go"?
I was just finishing up washing my floors, so with a real sense of accomplishment, I said, Sure!
See this map? I must have gotten three text messages on my way to the theatre. I am a good driver, but I can't and won't text while driving. Isn't talking easier? Anyway, after traveling at lightning speed, I got there before the movie started. My granddaughter was in the lobby waiting for me, my son-in-law was buying popcorn, and my daughter and grandson were saving our seats.
The movie....Role Model! Now, it's rated R and it's all about the language again.Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott) are reps for an energy drink company. They push there product with a "say no to drugs" type presentation to Junior and Senior High School students.
Wheeler plays the role of the mascot, and after ten years, totally loves his job. Danny gives the pumped up sales pitch and hates it. He has a meltdown at one school and basically tells the students the energy drink is poison. Of course they get kicked off campus and as they leave, they see their Company Truck hitched to a tow truck.
Jane Lynch is the founder, facilitator, and overall boss of Sturdy Wings. She singles out Danny and Wheeler and shows no mercy because they aren't volunteers, but Court ordered Bigs. She assigns them with the most troublesome Littles there.
They have a bit of a scuffle, and end up breaking away, but crashing into a statue. Danny's lawyer-girlfriend breaks up with him but acts as their attorney. She keeps them out of jail, but they must do 150 hours of community service. If they don't complete it, they go to jail for 30 days.
The community service is at a Big Brother type of program called Sturdy Wings...the Bigs where assigned a Little to mentor.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse is assigned to Danny. He plays a nerdy Dungeons & Dragons or Medieval Warrior type who is considered weird by his family who puts him in the program.
The movie is very funny, and raunchy...with a good measure of life's lessons learned.
I give this movie four stars....