Actors Jack Black and James Marsden, following a screenplay by writer-directors Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, take the “bromance” sitcom concept all the way to its logical conclusion in this story of an ordinary, overlooked man (Black) and the lengths he will go to get his high-school hero (Marsden) to attend a class reunion. Imagine any standard “guy comedy” (the Hangover series, Pineapple Express, etc.) with added overtones of Chuck & Buck and Brokeback Mountain, equal parts meathead laff machine and maudlin morality play. Black and Marsden earn high marks for their roles in this one-of-a-kind movie, a true rarity in the field of mass-market entertainment. Kathryn Hahn costars as the Black character’s bewildered wife (98 min.).
Director: Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel
Producer: David Bernad, Mike White, Jack Black, Priyanka Mattoo, Ben Latham-Jones, Barnaby Thompson, Matthew Medlin and Aigerim Jakisheva
Cast: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer, Russell Posner, Han Soto, Donna Duplantier and Denise Williamson