Anyone who follows comedy has been looking forward to School for Scoundrels for some time. With Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong, the legendary writer/director team behind Old School, on board and comedic talent like Billy Bob Thornton, John Heder, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari and David Cross starring, it' a virtual "We are the World" of comedic talent. And just as that '80s jam proved that you can get too much of a good thing in one recording studio, this film sometimes has a tough time fully utilizing all of the talent at its disposal. Still, it'll make you laugh harder and more frequently than any film that' come out in a while.
It doesn't take very long to realize that the main character, Roger, played by Napoleon Dynamite (we're just going to go ahead and call him that until he starts doing anything other than Napoleon Dynamite impressions in his movies) is a colossal pussy. He reads self-help books with ridiculous titles like, I'm Worth It Darn It
, and works as a pussifed parking meter attendant for the New York City Police Department. On the job and dressed in the standard issue ball-hugger shorts, Napolean is just about the least intimidating cop this side of Reno 911
He also can't get up the courage to ask out his neighbor, Amanda (Jacinda Barrett), who also happens to be the justification for his existence. And his shitty life entirely hits the fan after he' kicked out of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program because his "little brother" wants a cooler buddy.