21 Jump Street
I recently reviewed the thoroughly enjoyable 21 Jump Street for Lost in the Multiplex :
On paper 21 Jump Street doesn’t sound like the likeliest candidate for breakout comedy of the year. It’s based on a TV show long forgotten in its native America and almost unknown here in the UK, while one of its stars is the beefcake actor from Step-Up and Dear John. Even the premise is decidedly simple: two cops in their mid-twenties must go back to High School and infiltrate a drug dealing ring. The cop who was a jock and popular when at High School the first time around winds up the nerd this time, while the former loser becomes the big man on campus. It’s almost too obvious to work. I can safely say though that the end result is absolutely hilarious and it is easily my favourite comedy of the year so far.
You can read the full review here: