In the past couple of weeks, PJ and I have had the opportunity to see three movies, I Love You, Man, Adventureland, and Role Models, but I haven’t had time to write reviews. So, I thought I’d quickly try to catch up.

I’ll start with my favorite of the three: Role Models, which stars Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott as two men sentenced to community service work with children. Here’s the trailer:

Rudd plays Danny, who’s fed up with just about everything in his life. When his girlfriend dumps him rather than accept his marriage proposal, Danny goes off the deep end and causes an accident. The judge sentences him and his sidekick, Wheeler, played by Scott, to work at a big brothers kind of program for kids called Sturdy Wings. Danny is paired with a kid named Augie, played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who loves Medieval fantasy role-playing, and Wheeler is assigned to Ronnie, played by Bobb’e J. Thompson, a precocious, potty-mouthed Black kid.

Of course these two men learn to grow up and take charge of their lives. It’s all very predictable, but I really enjoyed it. Rudd is excellent as the sad-sack prude, and Scott is great in the role of irresponsible playboy.

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