Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Sean William Scott) have coasted their way through jobs at an energy drink company. But when their goofing off catches up with them, they’re sentenced to community service with the Sturdy Wings mentoring program. The assignment is supposed to teach them responsibility, but it just proves that they’re the last people who should be taking care of kids. Elizabeth Banks co-stars in a film directed by David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer).
Rating: 7 out of 10
Here are two typecast actors in Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott who in “Role Models” play their typical roles. Rudd is the uptight jerk with girl problems going through life changes like in “I love you, man” and Scott is the hornball bachelor as he was in “American Pie” “Road Trip” and “Cop Out.” But the movie works on a bunch of levels, despite it’s formulaic approach.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse, another typecasted actor from his nerdy roles in “Superbad” as McLovin and “Kick Ass,” is a role-playing super geek, paired with Rudd in a mentoring program required by court order. Scott through the same program is paired with his pervert equal, played by youngster Bobb’e J. Thompson. There’s nice chemistry between them, and the director of Sturdy Wings is played by another likable, but typecast, Jane Lynch, who plays the tough, crazy girl in films like “Best in Show,” “The 40 Year Old Virgin” and television’s “Glee.”
All of these actors are talented, funny, and get the job done. This film is exactly what you’d expect, a foul-mouthed comedy where it’s protagonists learn life lessons, despite that, there are some really funny moments. If you’re in the mood for a comedy, this is a pretty good one.