Kevin Hart And Tiffany Haddish Strike Comedy Gold In 'Night School'

Their new movie is hilarious!

Terri Lee-Sylvester
September 28, 2018 - 7:43 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - The new movie Night School is hilarious!  Putting Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish together on the big screen is comedy gold!  

Hart stars as high school dropout Teddy Walker, a successful salesman, who suddenly finds himself out of a job due to an "unfortunate incident."  When he thinks he's going to lose his beautiful and successful girlfriend, he decides to go to night school to earn his GED, which he thinks is the key to landing another successful gig.  Haddish stars as Carrie, the by-the-book night school teacher.  

Even though Teddy wants desperately to hold onto his girlfriend, and he thinks a new high-paying, high-powered job is the answer, it still takes some convincing to get him to return to school.  During his high school days, he was a popular jock and the life of the party, so studying just wasn't his thing.  It's Teddy's best friend Marvin who convinces him that getting his GED will put him back on top. 

Joining Teddy in night school is a group of misfits, all with different reasons for being there.  Among them: Jaylen, who lost his job to a robot; Luis, a waiter who gets fired from a good-paying job at a swanky restaurant because of Teddy's hijinks; and Theresa, a homemaker with more than one reason to get out of the house.  

Every one of Teddy's classmates is having trouble with their classes, so they decide to go along with his plan to steal the test.  While students stealing tests is nothing new in Hollywood, Hart -- who co-wrote the movie -- and his team give it a refreshing angle.  It contributes to a large part of the laughs.

Night School is good comedic fun, but the story is also about second chances, believing in yourself and others, friendship and family.

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