Teddy is a man who lives well beyond his means. He's a high school drop out and a hustler. It all started back when he was a teenager and, rather than admit he had learning difficulties, he just blagged his way through school. But with unemployment looming and a fiancee who doesn't know he is broke, or that his life is a lie, Teddy (Kevin Hart) is fast running out of options.
His school friend Marvin (Ben Schwartz) has promised him a job if he can his GED. So off Teddy goes to enroll in the local Night School only to find the principal is a guy he used to bully in high school. Things go from bad to worse when he discovers that his teacher Carrie (Tiffany Haddish) is no pushover and insists he actually does the work to pass.
With no other choice other than to actually work hard, Teddy must get to grips with his new classmates and the curriculum. And of course, ensure his girlfriend never finds out. But can Teddy actually apply himself and succeed at Night School?
So that's the quick summary of the movie. Here's the opinion! Night Shcool starts off rocky. Watching Kevin Hart play his 17-year-old self is odd and a bit ridiculous. But it does lay the groundwork for why he ends up going back to school. The film really gets into its groove and becomes a lot funnier when Tiffany Haddish is introduced. She definitely elevates the whole movie. Her fair but no-nonsense approach gives a nice balance to Hart's scheming over-the-top character.
Throw in a class full of well-established comedians and actually Night School becomes a lot of fun. So expect to see solid performances from Rob Riggle, Al Madrigal, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Romany Malco. Overall Night School is a bit daft and silly but has a few laughs. It's easy to watch, if a tad predictable, and is definitely improved a lot by Tiffany Haddish. If you're just after something light-hearted then give it a go.