Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Written by
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One of the more benign and amusing effects of the 2014 Sony Corporation cyber attack was the release of e-mails related to this film. Specifically, Channing Tatum sent several of them that loudly celebrated the film's huge box office opening in June 2014. See more »
Just after the library scene where Jenko drops down one landing at a time and then jumps over the railing, his shoes are flat-soled, instead of the cleats he should be wearing with his football uniform. See more »
Slam... poetry. Yelling! Angry! Waving my hands a LOT! Specific point of view on THINGS! Cynthia! Cyn-thi-a! Jesus died for our sin-thi-as! Jesus cried, runaway bride. Julia Roberts! Julia Rob... hurts! Cynthia! Ooh, Cynthia. You're dead. You are dead. Bop boop beep bop bop boop bop. You're dead. That's for Cynthia... who's dead.
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Had I seen this when it was a new release, I'd have thought it was a small patch on a very tired genre: the Hollywood buddy cops comedy. The plot's nothing new--undercover cop starts to sympathize with the dapper gangster/drug dealer he's trying to nab--but the homoerotic elements, an arguable subtext in even the most serious films in this genre, are writ so large and loud here that they threaten to squirt you in the eye (ahem). The filmmakers probably though it would be funny to make explicit what other films only suggest, but the joke wears thin right around the moment that one of the leads feeds the other a live-squid-on-a-stick (a uniquely Korean treat) held at crotch level, and minions outside see the seemingly fellatial event in silhouette against the window blinds. Hmmm. There IS an explosive diarrhea gag that made me laugh, but then I felt really guilty afterwards. Good looking film, but total garbage.
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