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"21 JUMP STREET"
(2012) (Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) Moderate
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: Two young cops are assigned to impersonate high school students to bring down a drug ring.
PLOT:
Schmidt (JONAH HILL) was a pudgy loser in high school. One of the people who made fun of him was the handsome, popular Jenko (CHANNING TATUM). Years later, the two find themselves at the same police academy. Schmidt has a hard time dealing with the physical demands of cop training. Jenko, meanwhile, is no good at memorizing the laws or taking tests. Together, they form a bond and help each other graduate.

Instead of car chases and explosions, they are assigned to the boring task of bicycle duty at a local park. When they get noticed for fouling up a major drug bust, they are reassigned to a long-dormant program the department is looking to revive called 21 Jump Street, in which youthful cops are placed undercover in high schools to stamp out criminal activity involving teenagers. Overseen by the always-angry Captain Dickson (ICE CUBE), their first assignment is to bust up a new drug ring possibly being run by the ambitious senior Eric Molson (DAVE FRANCO).

Schmidt and Jenko are forced to deal with the emotional ramifications of suddenly being back at high school. When they accidentally mix up their covers, Schmidt falls in with the popular crowd and becomes a favorite of drama teacher Mr. Gordon (CHRIS PARNELL) and track coach Mr. Walters (ROB RIGGLE). Even a pretty drama student named Molly (BRIE LARSON) becomes attracted to him. Jenko, meanwhile, is embraced by the honor roll students and has to fend off the sexual advances of Ms. Griggs (ELLIE KEMPER), his AP Chemistry teacher -- all while trying to bust the drug ring.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Yes, despite the hard R rating, this will be one high schoolers will definitely want to see.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking, and some violence.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • JONAH HILL plays a young cop assigned to infiltrate a high school drug ring. He is still dealing with...


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