“Role Models” (2008)

“Surprisingly good,” is what my friend The Big Brain said of Role Models, which I’d intended to see anyway, since it stars and was written by one of my boyfriends, Paul Rudd. What could have been a feather light premise–two aimless 30-somethings get arrested and have to mentor two troubled kids–is given more heft through a clever script and charming performances from Seann William Scott, Rudd, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Elizabeth Banks. And a dramatic reveal at the end was priceless; I howled. A B movie, but well enough acted and made that the pleasure was only mildly guilty.

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