Night School Movie Ending Explained (In Detail)

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“Girls Trip” director Malcolm D. Lee and US comedy stars Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish visit the comedy NIGHT SCHOOL the evening school. Chaos is inevitable, but is there also fun? We reveal this in our review.

The Plot Summary

Chatterbox Teddy Walker (Kevin Hart) isn’t the brightest candle in the candlestick, but what he doesn’t have to offer in school education and conventional cleverness, he makes up for in cunning: The school dropout has become one with his loose mouth and his great ingenuity He has become an excellent salesman for barbecue supplies and even gets a promotion. He urgently needs it, because Teddy lives far beyond his means: In order to impress his girlfriend Lisa (Megalyn Echikunwoke), he drives a sleek sports car and moves into a chic apartment – two things that he can’t actually afford with his salary . When Teddy inadvertently causes his job to blow up in his face when he proposes to his lover, there is only one solution to keep his life on track: he has to get his school leaving certificate. So he goes back to his old high school, where evening classes are also offered. However, the school is now run by the nerdy Mackenzie (Taran Killam), with whom Teddy regularly clashed in his youth. And to make matters worse, Teddy and his teacher Carrie (Tiffany Haddish) get to know each other in the most inharmonious way…

Movie explanation of the ending

In 2017, “Girls Trip” went through the roof in the USA: The raucous party comedy grossed an impressive $115.2 million on a budget of $19 million and turned Tiffany Haddish, who had previously been a comedy insider tip, into a superstar. Meanwhile, the fascination of “Girls Trip” hasn’t opened up to the rest of the world: outside of its home market, the comedy only grossed $24.9 million. Nevertheless, “Girls Trip” director Malcolm D. Lee and Haddish wasted no time and are already delivering their next collaboration: the comedy “Night School”, in which “Central Intelligence” star Kevin Hart takes on the central role and Haddish takes over to show a moderate side. Anyone who found “Girls Trip” annoying may be pleasantly surprised by “Night School”. But unfortunately that doesn’t mean that Lee’s latest directorial work is a successful film…

Carrie (Tiffany Haddish) and Teddy Walker (Kevin Hart) don’t agree from the start.

The worst problem with “Night School” is strikingly reminiscent of annoyances from previous Lee films, such as the aforementioned “Girls Trip” or the very entertaining, but still far from complete “Scary Movie 5”: Malcolm D. Lee obviously simply knows not when it’s over. So he includes lengthy improvisational banter in great detail several times in his film, as if he were thinking: “I can’t decide, so I’ll just take everything.” One example of many: When Kevin Hart alias Teddy and Tiffany Haddish alias When they first meet Carrie while they’re standing at the red light in their convertibles, they shout at each other endlessly, throwing so many insults at each other that it leads to oversaturation and creative and supposedly creative insults are no longer fun for the rest of the film . And Lee also (most likely) drags out non-improvised gags so much that they lose their impact: When Teddy and his gang of losers of evening class classmates break into the school at night to steal the results for an upcoming exam, becomes the haphazard Mackenzie (Rob Riggle, “22 Jump Street”) comes out of nowhere with a whole conga of humiliation, at another point the end of the film is pushed back by several minutes to make room for a funny but completely monotonous montage.

In general, “Night School” should be noted that the script was passed through six pairs of hands: With participation from Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matt Kellard, Nicholas Stoller and John Hamburg, this comedy has become an incoherent chaos, in which although always Again, quite passable and humorous situations occur, but the story that holds everything together is completely frayed. Nothing at all is made of the previously introduced potential conflict between Carrie and Teddy, who can’t stand each other from the first glance (which retroactively makes the long argument scene look even more annoying). An enmity between Teddy and one of his classmates also fizzles out into nowhere until, in the final act, it is claimed that they are now best friends – whenever that is supposed to have happened. Of course, it is the punchlines that support a comedy – but if a film that is not just a gag parade but also invests a lot of running time in the plot, then it should work. Not least because it ensures that you follow the characters. Not so with “Night School,” which relies primarily on the audience having a basic sympathy for Kevin Hart.

The students’ goal: to graduate by attending night school.

After all: Hart works as a cocky but lovable loser. When he repeatedly looks pitiful and at the same time fidgets, this facial and gestural chaos has an amusing effect, especially since in “Night School” Hart largely foregoes the squeaky, whining vocal color that he exaggerated in some earlier films. And seeing Tiffany Haddish after “Girls Trip” (largely) not as a vulgar nuisance, but as an empathetic, yet assertive teacher is also refreshing: When she lovingly teases her students, it is much more amusing than all those scenes in where she and Lee fall back into “girls trip” mode. By cinematographer Greg Gardiner (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3”) captured in an overexposed, sterile look and by David Newman (“Norbit”) Accompanied by interchangeable sounds, “Night School” is funniest when the impersonally staged, slow-moving narrative is broken up by small unpredictability. For example, when Teddy’s digital classmate unintentionally causes a stir or Taran Killam (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) his spoilsport role can reveal unexpected aspects for just a few moments. However, that’s not enough to elevate “Night School.” This comedy consists overwhelmingly of yawning boredom and is banished from memory faster than Kevin Hart can say “BBQ grill”.

Conclusion: Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish fool their way through a lame script and director Malcolm D. Lee lets the camera roll and roll: Far too often in this comedy, already weak gags are dragged out.

“Night School” can be seen in some USA cinemas from November 15, 2018.

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