Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill get taken to school in "21 Jump Street," a send-up of the hopelessly dated Johnny Depp TV series.
Get a feel for what's on offer at movie houses this weekend, including "21 Jump Street," "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," "Undefeated," and "Casa di mi Padre."
21 JUMP STREET
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill get taken to school in this send-up of the hopelessly dated Johnny Depp TV series in which they play cops masquerading as 12th-graders in hopes of bringing down a menacing drug ring targeting students.
JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME
Jason Segel, Ed Helms and Susan Sarandon play members of an emotionally addled family that sees its fortunes dramatically turn during one highly eventful day in Louisiana. Jay and Mark Duplass (“Cyrus”) direct.
Be prepared to be hugely inspired by this “Rudy”-like documentary about a once-lowly Memphis, Tenn., high school football team climbing its way into the state playoffs behind a trio of fatherless kids discovering talent behind a wall of hardship. Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin direct this Oscar winner executive produced by Sean “Puffy” Combs.
THE SALT OF LIFE
Gianni Di Gregorio wrote, directed and stars in this Italian comedy about a love-starved retiree being driven insane by the women in his life: his mother, wife, daughter and hot young neighbor.
CASA DE MI PADRE
In this zany send-up of telenovelas, Will Ferrell (speaking fluent Spanish) plays a member of a dysfunctional Mexican family at odds with a ruthless drug kingpin played by Gael Garcia Bernal.