Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star in "Role Models" as Danny and
Wheeler, two salesmen who trash a company truck on an energy
drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice:
do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program.
After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad.
Surrounded by annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with his every
neurotic impulse to guide Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) through the
trials of becoming a man. Unfortunately, the guy just dumped by his
girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks) has only sarcasm to offer a bashful
16-year-old obsessed with medieval role play.
Meanwhile, charming Wheeler tries to trade in an addiction to partying
and women to assist a fifth-grader named Ronnie (Bobb'e J. Thompson)
redirect his foul-mouthed ways. It would probably help if Ronnie's new
mentor wasn't an overgrown adolescent whose idea of quality time
includes keggers in Venice Beach.
Once the center's ex-con director (Jane Lynch) gives them an ultimatum,
Danny and Wheeler are forced to tailor their brand of immature wisdom
to their charges. And if they can just make it through probation
without getting thrown in jail, the world's worst role models will
prove that, sometimes, it takes a village idiot to raise a child.