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The D Train (2015)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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The head of a high school reunion committee tries to get the most popular guy in school to attend their class' upcoming 20-year reunion.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Dan Landsman
James Marsden ... Oliver Lawless
Kathryn Hahn ... Stacey Landsman
Jeffrey Tambor ... Bill Shurmur
Russell Posner ... Zach Landsman
Henry Zebrowski ... Craig
Kyle Bornheimer ... Randy
Mike White ... Jerry
Corrina Lyons Corrina Lyons ... Lucy
Donna Duplantier Donna Duplantier ... Taj
Charlotte Gale Charlotte Gale ... Renina
Denise Williamson ... Alyssa
Han Soto ... Dale Harkin
Danielle Greenup ... Heather
Dermot Mulroney ... Dermot Mulroney
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All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That's about to change - if he can convince Oliver Lawless (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 Marsden's most outrageous 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. Written by IFC Films

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Every reunion needs a hero

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual material, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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The second collaboration between Jack Black and Kathryn Hahn. They previously worked together in The Holiday (2006). See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Tear Us Apart
Written by Andrew Farriss (as Andrew Charles Farriss), Michael Hutchence (as Michael Kelland Hutchence)
Performed by INXS
Published by Universal - Polygram International Publishing, Inc. on behalf of INXS Publishing Pty. Ltd., Chardonnay Investments Ltd. / WB Music Corp (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing, Petrol Electric
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Better than I expected it to be
17 November 2015 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

In all honesty, when I saw that Jack Black and James Marsden had made a movie together I thought: "oh this might be cool", because I like both of them.

But when I read the plot summary: "The head of the high school reunion committee has to persuade the most popular guy in school to join them in the reunion" my expectations fell way down to the floor.

The idea of a high shcool reunion is really not something I would even bother going to due to many different things so it lost me in the relation to the material factor and it just didn't sound like a very good premise for a movie.

And in a sense it isn't, and it didn't pull me in right away but eventually once James Marsden got into the picture it did and became a lot different from what I expected of the movie, it actually became rather moving in the end.

It's a movie that deals with identity, popularity, sexuality and parenthood and it does so in quite an unusual rather non PC way so if you are a prude you might not appreciate some of the events taking place, I however did and thought it was a breath of fresh air.


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Language:

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Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Lawless See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$469,000, 10 May 2015

Gross USA:

$673,151

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$774,780
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Dolby Digital

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