21 Jump Street

Rated R 109 min. 2012

21 Jump Street is an unexpected comedic hit for the early months of 2012. It manages to take two lead actors who have the tendency to only be as good as their material, a plot that could have easily fallen apart, and a concept that begs for ridicule, and it creates something totally unique. Two young policemen (played by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) are transferred to a special undercover division that specializes in crimes perpetrated in high schools. While they are close friends now, the two had an antagonizing relationship during their own school years, with Jenko (Tatum) basically bullying Schmidt (Hill). Now, seven years after graduating, they find themselves entering a world that neither are prepared for. Jenko has difficulty deciphering the new cliques that surround him, while Schmidt discovers that everything that made him the subject of ridicule years ago have become hip. Schmidt soon finds himself running with the cool crowd in an attempt to sniff out the school’s drug dealers, while Jenko is staying after school to get tutoring in chemistry from the students he would have ridiculed just a few years earlier. Before long, Jenko finds the job of keeping Schmidt on task difficult as he discovers how much better high school is the second time around. A hilarious collocation of forgettable television cop drama and arrested development, 21 Jump Street is colossal fun that delivers on the trailer’s promise for laughs, while also giving us one of the best TV adaptations to date. By the end, viewers will be counting down the days until they announce 21 Jump (Back 2 Da) Street.

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Official Site: www.21jumpstreet-movie.com/site

Director: Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Writer: Michael Bacall and Jonah Hill

Producer: Neal H. Moritz and Stephen J. Cannell

Cast: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle and Ice Cube

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