Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The D Train Movie Review

Reunite with The D Train Movie 
All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless ( James Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion. A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to LA and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. But he gets more than he bargains for as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life. Showcasing Jack Black and James Marden's most intoxicating performances to date, THE D TRAIN serves up the question: how far would you go to be popular? Co-starring Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor. This film is rated R.
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My son & I went to an early screening of The D Train. I didn't know anything about the movie, but I do like James Marsden, more than I like Jack Black. Well, this movie was not what I expected. It was more of a drama than a comedy. It was crazy, to say the least. Some moments were very adult themed, so it definitely deserves the R rating. I could tell a few of the older viewers in the theater audience thought that too, by their surprised exclamations. I did like how well the actress Kathryn Hahn played the wife. This movie was interesting, but a big departure from most of the actor's regular roles. ~ Stephanie

When I heard that Jack Black was in the movie, I was excited but was not expecting to laugh as much as I did! I think that the name The D Train comes from his character Dan's name and how he, a man that everyone but himself thought was a nobody, was the only reason their high school reunion happened. On his way out to Los Angeles, Dan gave himself a soul patch for his beard, which I thought was a nice touch. I could not stop laughing and was surprised by this movie. I already knew Jack Black from other things. He voiced the character Eddie Riggs in a video game I like called Brutal Legend, a game where heavy metal is king and wars are fought. He also voiced Po in the animated movie Kung Fu Panda. If you are looking for a laugh and you love Jack Black, I suggest The D Train!

The above guest post is by Stephanie's 17-year-old son, Aaron. He loves to read, play video games, and listen to music. He likes Jack Black movies. He hopes to do more reviews.