The first assignment was to investigate a drug racket in a local high school, wherein Jenko and Schmidt found themselves to be playing contrasting characters as undercover agents. The movie highlights an important thought that exists in every individual’s mind as how it would be reliving those high school years all over again.
The movie progresses with Jenko and Schmidt finding out the cool and the nerds being equally involved in the drug racket. Eric played credibly by Dave Franco, is another environment lover, a student involved in the drug ring. Molly Tracey played by Brie Larson , is amused by Schmidt and convincingly plays a teenage in the movie.
Johnny Depp, Holly Robinson and Peter Deluise starred in the original TV series and made cameo appearances here. Since most members of the audience for this film will be too young to remember the series the subtle references will be lost on them.
In the first half, the slapstick humour of the movie manages to crack you up, but as the movie proceeds you find it to be highly predictable.
Verdict: All in all the movie is fun to watch, with the right mix of action and humour, just that it fails to bring something new to the platter. I’d recommend it as a one-time watch with folks and friends this weekend.