Holy fuck this was a good movie.  I mean, it’s not that it was the greatest movie ever made, I just didn’t have very high expectations going in.  What floored me is when I saw it was directed by David Wain.  Yes, that David Wain.  And Elizabeth Banks, well, she’s on a roll.  With Zack and Miri Make a Porno, this makes 2 for 2.  (Hey, c’mon.  I liked almost 75% percent of the movie.  That’s a win.  It’s definitely a win for the Super Frat site, I get an extra 100 hits every time I use the word porno.  That’s right, porno!)

Anyhow, here’s the spoilers.  Wheeler and Danny (Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd) are two guys that are pretty directionless.  Wheeler’s a non-stop party maniac (ie an older version of Stifler) and Danny is a miserable cynic (finally represenation in a movie!).  After Danny is dumped by his girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks) Danny goes on a tear that gets the duo arrested.  They get 150 hours of community service and get stuck watching kids in the equivalent of “Big Brothers”.   It’s run by ex-junkie Jane, played hilariously by Gayle Sweeny.

From there, you can write the rest.  But the screenplay (written by David Wain, Paul Rudd and four of their friends) is funny and unpredictable within the confines of what you know is eventually going to happen in the end.  Normally I flee the theater when more than two guys have to write the screenplay, but between that, the performances and Wain’s direction, the movie is just tons of fun.   Great performances from the kid characters played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin from Superbad) and

Bobbe’ J Thompson.  It was really nice to watch a movie where everyone seemed to be having fun.  Ken Marino and Kerri Kenny-Silver are great too as the annoying parents and Joe Lo Truglio as one of the LARPing geeks (who also had a great bit in Superbad, as the guy that led McLovin and friends to the party).  The guys from the State have really come a long way.  Wain was a writer and editor on that show and Role Models has a lot of his weird, quirky humor.  It was great to see the actors improv these uncomfortable moments.  It made the whole movie seem loose and organic.

Now that I’ve completely over-heightened your expectations, go out and hate it.  No, seriously, Role Models is totally worth seeing and I look forward to Wain & Company’s next offering.  May it be soon.   I give this 9 out of 10 beer kegs.