Written June 01, 2016
While this movie won't have you falling over from laughter all the way through, it has its moments. A feel good movie that's appropriate for all ages with a great ending and a surprisingly good music score. It follows in some traditional comedy plot devices, but the overall message is great for kids and adults who might have forgotten just how much school impacts and shapes our kids. It's a better movie than most I've watched recently.
Written February 14, 2016
It was wonderful to see Kevin James as a mature actor, in this story. His low key approach in the movie brought a cinematic reality to the story. I thought the story could have kicked Winkler around more as the aging (pick a type) character. He never ceases to be annoying. And James' character did a great job not to become the bully he needed to be to overcome Winkler and accomplish his goal. To nail the Salma Hyak Character. The kids loved the movie from beginning to end. We cheered, laughed, applauded, through out the film. And something very rare happened. We felt GREAT after seeing it. Usually after the cartoon movies or super hero movies I check the kids reaction to what they just watched. They usually have no interest in talking about what they just saw. But this movie had them talking and laughing, all the way home. They especially like the throw up scene. This really is an all time Great film.
Written September 04, 2015
Thru the ceiling...excellent funny clean feel good movie with lots of action too!! Highly recommend, KJ is excellent, as is Selma (and easy on the eyes too) and Henry Winkler. I would give it a 9 out of 10!!!
Written May 06, 2016
I really loved it!!! I took my 9 year old the other day just to have something to do, and figured that with Kevin James and Henry Winkler it would at least be enjoyable and that it was. I do not understand a bad review for this movie, it was fun with a message. maybe not one we haven't seen before, but I'm getting rather tired of Zombies and language that is cheap and disgusting. Man, look at our society, it's really sad that you can't just have a good clean enjoyable film come out and they have to rush to give a bad review and other stupid people follow that review and don't go see it as they have allowed others to dictate what they will or won't like...whatever..if you're going to expect War and Peace, or you need the drug of sex and disgusting language than clearly this movies is not for you...don't go...but don't go and give bad reviews to an innocently fun and enjoyable film you can actually take your kids too other than another Pixar film...(which are always the best!!)
Written May 06, 2016
When a totally demoralized 42-year-old Biology teacher decides to make his own decision instead of continuing to be a victim of the system, he accomplishes his goal to save his friend's job. Kevin James manages to insert enough humor to keep a rather serious tale light enough for most any audience. He plays the part of the Biology teacher, which is funny in its own right, who goes mixed martial arts, MMA. Some may say this movie is violent, but it is no more violent and no less funny than "Paul Blart Mall Cop". Every grandparent should take every grandchild to see this film where people make their own decisions, think for themselves, and accept the consequences. Boom is a rare movie.