The D Train

Presumably intended as a droll comedy about the pursuit of fame and the vagaries of sexual experimentation, writers and co-directors Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul's film amounts instead to a consistently cynical, intermittently depraved exercise in strained humor. They use the occasion of a high school reunion to draw a hackneyed contrast between the seemingly dull lot of one of their main characters (Jack Black), the event's organizer, and the indulgent lifestyle of the other (James Marsden), an actor whose quasi-celebrity makes him the evening's main draw. Among those suffering the consequences of the amoral performer's influence over his former classmate are the Everyman's supportive wife (Kathryn Hahn) and 14-year-old son (Russell Posner).

Watch out for: Strong sexual content - including a semigraphic scene of marital lovemaking, off screen homosexual adultery, fleeting rear nudity and explicit references to aberrant acts - drug use, pervasive rough language.

Rated: O, morally offensive; MPAA: R, restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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