A pair of irresponsible energy drink salesmen realize that serving a month of hard time is nothing compared to spending 150 hours in a community mentorship program after they trash the company truck and find themselves at the mercy of the court in this comedy starring Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd. Wheeler (Scott) and Danny (Rudd) wouldn't necessarily be the first people a parent would turn to when seeking out a babysitter, in fact, they probably wouldn't even make the list in the first place. After slamming a few too many Minotaur energy drinks and crashing the company truck, however, the two loose-living pals narrowly avert jail when the court decides to let them become mentors to a group of young misfits. But how is the recently dumped Danny supposed to help bashful, role-playing geek Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) become a man when all he can offer the boy is bitter sarcasm, and is beer-chugging man-child Wheeler really the best choice to help foul-mouthed fifth-grader Ronnie (Bobb'e J. Thompson) develop more respect for his elders? Probably not, but they'll have to do their best anyway when the center's ex-con director (Jane Lynch) confronts them with a harsh ultimatum. Now, if Wheeler and Danny can just make it through the rest of their probation without getting tossed in jail, maybe there's hope for the boys -- and Danny's relationship with his fed-up girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks) -- after all.~Jason Buchanan
Role Models is about two guys who work at a energy drink company and end up getting into trouble. Once in court, they have two options: go to jail or volunteer at a big brother/little brother organization in which they spend time with two kids. Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott have good chemistry with each other and also with the kids they hang out with. Plenty of laughs to be had in this hour and a half comedy.
The guys get into trouble and get sentenced to sort of community service where they end up mentoring kids. A couple of kids that really need help. One kid lives in fairytale land and the other is street wise foul mouth misbehaving need I say more?
At first with most of these movie plots the lead characters screw things up but the important part is they fix it in the end.
I bought it because of the two main stars Paul and Sean, and knew I would enjoy it.
At first glance this seems like another childish guy comedy about two friends who refuse to grow up, and it is. However, the writing is mostly on point and the children that support the main actors do an excellent job of keeping the viewer interested. There is plenty of good comedy here but the film also manages to impart a positive message to viewers as well.
It's good to see a movie take on the whole Big Brother/Big Sister program...add some vulgarity...and you got yourself a recipe for comedic genius! Although some of the jokes may be a bit too much for some, it tells a very good story about change and accepting who you are...