R | 97 min | ComedyReview - Matt Mungle - @themungle
In theaters May 8th.
When Jack Black is on his game there is no one funnier. And he is hilarious in the new adult comedy THE D TRAIN.
Dan Landsman (Black) is the self appointed Chairman of the High School Reunion committee. When he has a hard time getting alumni to say yes he tracks down Oliver Lawless (James Marsden) the popular guy from his graduating class in hopes that his attendance will get everyone else to come.
Marsden and Black are a powerful comedic duo. Jack with his awkward self depreciation mixes with James' cool guy demeanor perfectly. Dan wants so bad to pull this off that he will do anything and go to any measure to get Oliver to attend this reunion. The task is more daunting then first thought. Lawless is a wanna be actor in LA while Landsman has never moved more than a few miles from home. Things get even hairier when Dan puts his job at risk to get to LA.
Marsden embraces the role and goes full bore into making the character over the top memorable. I could go into the "hows" and "whys" but that would only spoil the surprises and jaw dropping "whaaaats". The supporting cast is full of funny peeps. Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, add some comic icing on this cake of fun.
THE D TRAIN is rated R for strong sexual material, nudity, language and drug use. It is certainly an adult comedy and one that is best watched with your bro's. The language is raunchy and inappropriate. But it is hilarious and at times salaciously awkward. You will literally see things that you will not soon forget. I give it 4 out or 5 year book photos. Black is better than ever and Marsden goes the full mile to make the comedy happen. But keep in mind that you have to truly enjoy this type of humor.