Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Writer: Ike Barinholtz (screenplay), David Stassen (screenplay), Rawson Marshall Thurber (screenplay), Ike Barinholtz (story), David Stassen (story)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet
Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Released: 17 Jun 2016
Synopsis: Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he’s an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They’re CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he’s a rogue agent. When they can’t find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he’s trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin’s help to stop him. Calvin’s not sure whom he should believe.
1996 – Central High School student Robbie Whierdicht (Dwayne Johnson) is in the locker room shower dancing and lip-syncing to En Vogue’s “My Lovin”. A group of high school bullies led by Trevor Olsen (Dylan Boyack) come in and mock Robbie since he is overweight and dorky. Meanwhile, a school assembly goes on with the whole senior class honoring its most popular student Calvin “The Golden Jet” Joyner (Kevin Hart). Trevor and his goons carry Robbie into the gym and slide him across the floor butt-naked. Everyone laughs at Robbie, except for Calvin, who gives him his jacket to cover himself up. Robbie runs out of the gym, utterly humiliated.
20 years later, Calvin works an accounting job that he hates. His former assistant just got promoted above him. Calvin is married to his high school sweetheart Maggie (Danielle Nicolet), but their marriage hasn’t been going well as of late. What’s more, their high school reunion is coming up, and Calvin fears that he’s peaked in high school and his life has just gone downhill.
At work, Calvin declines a Facebook invitation to the reunion. Immediately after, he receives a friend request from someone named Bob Stone. Immediately after THAT, he gets a suspicious phone call, but it turns out to be Maggie. Bob Stone then starts messaging Calvin to invite him out for a drink. He claims he is really Robbie Whierdicht. Calvin hesitantly accepts the invite.