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The D Train

The D Train


Rated R · 100 minutes · 2015

Comedy drama, Dark comedy
One of the production companies behind The D Train is England's Ealing Studios, which produced such immortal comedies as Whisky Galore! (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), and The Ladykillers (1955). The company went dormant in the late 1950s but was resurrected about 15 years ago and has been producing movies ever since, albeit to relatively little fanfare on this side of the pond. The D Train harks back to the old Ealing style in its sensitivity to character and lower-middle-class disappointment; in fact, these qualities are so strong that they can overwhelm any sense of narrative development. For a vulgar American comedy, this is refreshingly low-key and generous. I admired its intentions without finding it all that funny. Continue reading >>

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Director: Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel
Producer: David Bernad, Mike White, Jack Black, Priyanka Mattoo, Ben Latham-Jones, Barnaby Thompson, Matthew Medlin and Aigerim Jakisheva
Cast: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer, Russell Posner, Han Soto, Donna Duplantier and Denise Williamson

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