A note on "21 Jump Street"

★★★ (R)

Every once in a while a comedy can actually work and make you laugh. For me it happens only a few times a year. Last year we had Paul Feig's delirious Bridesmaids in previous years we've had stuff like There's Something About Mary, Meet The Parents, The Hangover, Wedding Crashers, The 40 Year Old Virgin .. You know, comedy that actually works and doesn't need to be deep or full of substance but just really fun. The already mentioned films became mini phenomenon's of sort as word of mouth usually quickly spreads like gangbusters on these movies and they eventually become big, well deserved hits. Anyways to put a long story short, the newly released 21 Jump Street is that kind of movie. It's a game changer. The jokes work, the actors are perfectly cast and the script is insanely fun. Oh and check out that absurd cameo near the end of the movie. Just don't take it too seriously, this isn't the second coming or a high work of art it's just pure, brainless fun with incredibly well-timed jokes. I just wish they had cut first ten minutes and the last ten which were really not needed and didn't add up to much in the end. But what am I being a douche for, this is fun stuff that has -deservedly so- made a splash at the box office. No Kidding.