The combination of Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott resulted into a fun and entertaining movie.  In Role Models, Rudd and Scott play Danny and Wheeler.  They are two energy drink spokespersons who got into trouble after Danny’s break up with his girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks).  It’s either jail or community service for them.  They picked the latter.

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Community service means spending some time with troubled kids.  Danny is teamed up with Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), someone who likes role-playing games and seems lost in Middle Earth.  Wheeler gets the foul-mouthed Ronnie (Boob’e J. Thompson).

The Role Models and the kids interacted well with each other. Scott is stereotyped as Stifler and Mintz-Plasse as McLovin’ but it worked just right for this movie.  It is important for the stars to have good chemistry and this is the case for Role Models.  The plot might not be original but a comedy is judged by the laughs it generates and Role Models delivered a lot of laughs.

Danny (Paul Rudd): No, venti is twenty. Large is large.  In fact, tall is large and grande is Spanish for large.  Venti is the only one that doesn’t mean large.  It’s also the only one that’s Italian.  Congratulations, you’re stupid in three languages.

Instead of them influencing the kids, the Role Models Danny and Wheeler ended up playing a role-playing game with Augie dressed as KISS. The movie’s message is to do what you enjoy doing, no matter what everyone else is saying.  If it means donning a cape all the time then do it.

Role Models is a good comedy.  After experiencing the devastation of Typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng, Role Models made me smile and rediscover humor again.  After the lows of the day, do yourself a favor and watch this movie.

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