“The D Train” Movie Review

Dan Landsman (Jack Black) was ignored in high school and, now, 20 years later, as the head of the reunion committee he sees a way to finally become well liked and popular with the aging high school crowd, even though he has a loving wife, a teenage boy who needs him, and a good job. Can we say insecure?

After seeing a Banana Boat commercial starring ex-classmate, Oliver Lawless (James Marsden), Landsman decides that the reunion needs a celebrity and becomes obsessed with getting Lawless to attend.

He arranges a fake business trip to LA with his clueless boss in tow (Bill (Jeffery Tambor) to meet with Lawless. While in LA, Landsman does everything he can to win over Lawless including taking drugs, drinking, and sex (with Lawless).

Needless to say, the reunion turns out badly for Landsman who finally figures out what life is about when he posts this (awesome) quote by Oprah:

“Be grateful for what you have, and you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

“The D Train” is not for kids and not for the squeamish. Sex, drugs, drinking, and uncomfortable life realizations make the move dark….very dark. It is not a comedy. Black and Marsden shine.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this on Xfinity.

Drive Safe! Never Forget.

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