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Role Models (2008)

Role Models

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

November 07, 2008

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

99 min.

Studio

Universal Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

David Wain

Producer

Luke Greenfield, Mary Parent, Scott Stuber, Matthew Seigel

Screenwriter

David Wain, Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Timothy Dowling

Starring

Story


Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star in "Role Models" as Danny and Wheeler, two salesmen who trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad.

Surrounded by annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with his every neurotic impulse to guide Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) through the trials of becoming a man. Unfortunately, the guy just dumped by his girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks) has only sarcasm to offer a bashful 16-year-old obsessed with medieval role play.

Meanwhile, charming Wheeler tries to trade in an addiction to partying and women to assist a fifth-grader named Ronnie (Bobb'e J. Thompson) redirect his foul-mouthed ways. It would probably help if Ronnie's new mentor wasn't an overgrown adolescent whose idea of quality time includes keggers in Venice Beach.

Once the center's ex-con director (Jane Lynch) gives them an ultimatum, Danny and Wheeler are forced to tailor their brand of immature wisdom to their charges. And if they can just make it through probation without getting thrown in jail, the world's worst role models will prove that, sometimes, it takes a village idiot to raise a child.

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Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott and Bobb'e J. Thompson in Universal Pictures' Role Models (2008)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse stars as Augie Farks and Paul Rudd stars as Danny Donahue in Universal Pictures' Role Models (2008)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Paul Rudd
"Role Models" World Premiere - Arrivals
Oct 22, 2008
Paul Rudd
"Role Models" World Premiere - Arrivals
Oct 22, 2008

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..crowd-pleasing..”
by Michael Sragow [Baltimore Sun]
“..consistently funny..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..as edgy or as smart as it aspires to be..”
by Glenn Whipp [LA Daily News]