Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.
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After he's attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei's mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.Written by
This was to be a comedy remake of the karate kid. See more »
I'm going to kill you, Leslie.
[Sensei looks at Casey with surprise]
That's right. I found out your real name is Leslie. I called you that to make you angry. When you think about it, Leslie is a lot more feminine sounding than Casey.
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SPOILER:The wall of the dojo is shown. Next to the Grand Master is now a photo of Casey's deceased dachshund. He can be heard in the background teaching the children's class. See more »
I wanted to like this, but it was ruined by absolutely terrible character development. For example, Sensei is evil because he is a misogynist. How do we know? He explicitly states it. There is zero subtlety in this movie and every character is one dimensional (with a not so subtle left wing message attached).
I kept waiting for the clever twist at the end, but it didn't come. Everything you guessed in the first fifteen minutes is what eventually happens.
If you can get past the basic screen writing class level script, this movie is okay to have on in the background while you are doing something else.
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