Role Models

Rated 4.0

Paul Rudd is on comedic fire in this, the latest effort from his Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain (who also directed Rudd in the surprisingly bad The Ten). Rudd is always best when playing a grumpy jerk, and he gets an entire film to do that with Role Models. Seann William Scott, an actor of comic potential who has been struggling as of late, also gets a nice opportunity to shine. They play energy drink reps who get into legal trouble, and wind up with a community service sentence. In order to avoid jail, they must mentor two boys. One is a foul-mouthed brat (Bobb’e J. Thompson) and the other is obsessed with medieval fantasy play (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). The results are very funny and should propel Rudd to a new level of stardom.