22 JUMP STREET
Release Date: June 13, 2014
Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum,
Ice Cube, Amber Stevens, Peter
Stormare, Wyatt Russell,
Jillian Bell, Jimmy Tatro
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 112 minutes
Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony
Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Executive Producer: Stephen J. Cannell, Phil Lord,
Christopher Miller, Tania
Landau, Brian Bell, Reid
Carolin, Ben Waisbren
Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Jonah Hill,
Writer: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel,
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After the successful drug bust in the first movie, undercover police detectives Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) are ordered to investigate sales of a new designer drug at a local college. Jenko and Schmidt have become fast friends. Throughout the movie, their relationship is comically compared to a romantic relationship between a man and a woman.
Schmidt befriends Maya, an African American art student who knew the African American girl who died after taking the designer drug. Meanwhile, Jenko befriends the football team’s quarterback, who has a tattoo exactly like the man who may have sold the drug to the dead girl.
Despite the evidence linking the quarterback, Jenko establishes a close friendship with the quarterback. This makes Jenko think the quarterback is innocent, but it makes Schmidt jealous. The result is that the two undercover cops are torn apart, and their investigation suffers.
Thus, the question becomes, Can Jenko and Schmidt overcome their bromance breakup and find the real culprit selling the new drug to the college students?
22 JUMP STREET has its funny or goofy clean moments. A highlight is when the two comic heroes have a chase scene involving a vehicle shaped like a football helmet, then a Lamborghini sports car. There are also some very funny scenes between Jonah Hill and the actress who plays Maya’s ditzy blonde roommate, Mercedes.
However, most of the jokes are very lewd. They also come with almost constant R-rated foul language. 22 JUMP STREET also has plenty of comical drug references. Finally, the new headquarters for the undercover policemen is a renovated Vietnamese church with a gaudy statue of Jesus meant to be funny and weird. The amount of objectionable content in 22 JUMP STREET is gratuitous and excessive.
22 JUMP STREET has its funny or goofy clean moments. A highlight is a chase scene involving a car shaped like a football helmet. However, most of the jokes are very lewd. Also, they come with almost constant R-rated foul language. 22 JUMP STREET also has lots of comical drug references. The amount of objectionable content in 22 JUMP STREET is gratuitous and excessive.