Ralph Breaks the Internet
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A sequel may be far from a guaranteed prospect, but the pic does establish the elastic-faced Whitehall as a film-anchoring comic presence (and writer) for other, similarly lightweight vehicles.
The comedy is broad and the hijinks mostly puerile, with far too many episodes involving threats to and exposure of Alfie's testicles. Other gags, however, are set up with impressive care.
Ultimately there are enough good jokes to make the feature a worthwhile endeavour.
You sense Whitehall and co-writer Freddy Syborn egging one another on to see who can scrape the bottom of the barrel quickest and loudest.
The script is patchy and the story too silly for its own good but there are enough laughs to make this a hit with the target audience.
Sadly, there's very little of any merit here, unless you're a Whitehall completist interested in seeing prosthetic recreations of his balls on multiple occasions.
Childish? Yes, of course; this is schoolboy humour run amok. Funny? Bad Education is unexpectedly hilarious ...
I enjoyed this. The comedy was good and did not go for the easy pickings that most films could have done. I also liked the fact that this was a half decent plot too. I did not know that this was based on a TV series. I might have to check that out sometime.
Those unfamiliar with the popular British sitcom (like me) can view the film version of the antics of the students of the fictional Abbey Grove School as insight into the desires of current British mindset. Its all very politically correct with 1 Asian female (she's smart!), 1 black female (she's tart!), 1 tart (well!), 1 gay guy (he's outrageous!) 1 guy in a wheelchair (he's plucky!), 1 mama's boy (don't judge him!), and 1 hooligan (an asshole but with a heart of gold!), but there's no worries as they all agree to go out and have a good time together ... if only they can keep their foul-up teacher in line, which translates mainly into keeping his pants up. It's more cute than funny but at least it wasn't as offensive as I described it. Not bad. And a trip to Cornwall as well.
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