Don’t judge a book by its cover. “Night School” was nothing like I expected. Let me tell you why.
As every other typical Kevin Hart film, the laughter is consistent. Hart, who plays Teddy Walker, is so frustrated with his education and testing skills that he ends up walking out of class during the middle of an exam, and decides to dropout of high school. After dropping out, Walker is described as lazy, unmotivated, stupid, and worthless. Throughout his childhood, Teddy received little-to-no support from his family and struggled to comprehend his school work.
17 years later, the story unfolds with some new friends and even some old friends that Teddy knew from high school. At this point in time, Teddy drives a very sporty expensive car and even meets a pretty woman, Lisa, who ends up being the love of his life. We later find out that Teddy has been keeping secrets from his love. For example, Teddy ends up having to look for a new job when he gets fired from the one he has had for many years. Since Teddy has barely any education experience, the only jobs he qualifies for are minimum-wage-paying jobs. His long-time friend offers him a job at his company, but the job requires a General Educational Development (GED), something Teddy does not have. Teddy makes some big life changes and experiences a lot of self-growth throughout the movie in order to achieve his goals.
“Night School” is definitely a comedy, but there is an underlying message for all high school teens that you need to chase after your dreams because they aren’t going to chase after you. Teddy ends up living a good life and gets his act together after he realizes what needs to get done in order for him to succeed. Kevin Hart put a funny twist on his disabilities because he couldn’t accept the fact that he couldn’t do everything everyone else could.
I really liked this movie because it reminds me a lot of myself when I have to deal with difficult situations. I tend to try and take the easy way out when something is challenging, but always end up getting it done. Overall, I recommend this movie. This was one of the best Kevin Hart movies I have ever seen. There is a lot going on in the film, and Kevin Hart put a comical, yet appropriate twist on the serious topic of special education and its importance.