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The D Train (2015)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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The head of a high school reunion committee tries to get the most popular guy in school to attend their class' upcoming 20-year reunion.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Dan Landsman
James Marsden ... Oliver Lawless
Kathryn Hahn ... Stacey Landsman
Jeffrey Tambor ... Bill Shurmur
Russell Posner ... Zach Landsman
Henry Zebrowski ... Craig
Kyle Bornheimer ... Randy
Mike White ... Jerry
Corrina Lyons Corrina Lyons ... Lucy
Donna Duplantier Donna Duplantier ... Taj
Charlotte Gale Charlotte Gale ... Renina
Denise Williamson ... Alyssa
Han Soto ... Dale Harkin
Danielle Greenup ... Heather
Dermot Mulroney ... Dermot Mulroney
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Storyline

All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That's about to change - if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who's now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion. A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to LA and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. But he gets more than he bargains for as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life. Showcasing Jack Black and James Marsden's most outrageous performances to date, THE D TRAIN serves up the question: how far would you go to be popular? Co-starring Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor. Written by IFC Films

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Every reunion needs a hero

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual material, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lawless See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$469,000, 10 May 2015

Gross USA:

$673,151

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$774,780
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Dolby Digital

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Jack Black and Mike White previously starred in School of Rock. See more »


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Turning Japanese
Written by David Fenton
Performed by The Vapors
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. on behalf of EMI Music Publishing Ltd (BMI)
Courtesy of Parlophone Records Ltd. by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Multi-level dark comedy
13 September 2015 | by jamesmmarrSee all my reviews

The movie theme of a well intended wannabe cool guy even as an adult leads him on a journey with unintended consequences for his past -reunion present- family-future-job. Jack Black continues to stretch the "high school" boundaries into new areas. Jack Black has some very convincing moments that push the envelope of his serious acting talents. Jack Black can you come to my reunion? The editing seemed to be choppy and this added some confusion to the story line. The naiveté of the jack black character as first introduced, then he provides some borderline adult ethical decisions under the guise of partying like he did in high school in order to fulfill his desires of still wanting to be a " cool guy" to the reunion committee by saving the day of a lackluster event. His real deep unfulfilled desires ramp up a Bromance that goes out of control. Jmm


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