21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

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What happens when a nerdy loser and the most popular guy in high school team up to fight crime? Chunks of crude humour, loads of action and a script full of profanity.

awesome twosome: A scene from the movie 21 Jump Street.

Adapted from the 1987 crime drama TV series by the same name, this movie may not be the one you want to take your kids to, but it is sure to make you laugh till you cry. It is a must-watch for fans who couldn’t get enough of the American Pie and Hangover series.
Rivals from high school, Schmidt (Jonah Hill from Money Ball fame) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) end up becoming cops. They are immediately transferred to 21 Jump Street after they screw up their first opportunity to arrest drug dealers. There, they go back to high school as undercover agents on a mission to infiltrate a drug racket that supplies drugs to students.

They live through high school parties, make friends, and attend classes while attempting to catch the drug dealers. Like in most comedy flicks, the villains are also quite adorable.

The witty effect of the drug, which takes the user to five different phases of ecstasy, is hilarious. Turning tables there, Schmidt meets a girl, overcomes his shyness and turns into an extrovert while Jenko gets over his hatred of academics by joining chemistry class.

He even puts his knowledge to use while chasing the bad guys. Chubby, yet timid Jonah and brawny Channing make a lovable pair and their bromance, though slightly corny at times, is the key element that adds humour to situations.

Their sharp dialogues, matching attire and goofy actions, are perfect for the genre. With a dash of slapstick humour, subtle enough to make a mark, yet not too much that it spoils the movie, 21 Jump Street is 109 minutes of sheer entertainment you just can’t miss.

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