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'The D Train': EW review

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Hilary Bronwyn Gayle

The D Train

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
98 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/08/15
performer:
James Marsden, Jack Black, Kathryn Hahn
director:
Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

Jack Black stars as Dan, a onetime teenage loser and current adult creep who has a simple goal: Get cool guy Oliver (James Marsden) to show up to the high school reunion he’s organizing. The apparently ageless Marsden makes for a dependable straight man opposite Black’s signature mania, but when the movie resolves the main conflict half an hour in, The D Train spins its wheels with forced plot devices. Yet the film never completely derails, thanks to the chemistry between the two leads, which goes beyond a standard bromance. B–