22 Jump Street Movie Review Summary

Actors: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill

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Two young cops go undercover at a college to bust dealers peddling a new drug called WhyPhy. Jenko and Schmidt are undercover narc cops on the trail of a dealer The Ghost. They are led to a drug deal that goes wrong when their identities are compromised, leading to the escape of the drug lord. They are then assigned to a college to investigate the infiltration of a new drug called WhyPhy, which caused the death of a co-ed girl. The two pose as students and soon blend into their new covers.
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After finding no clues at the college, they seek the help of an informant in prison who points them to a guy with a “BOOM” tattoo, since he was in the case file of the dead girl. They find out that the guy with the tat plays for the football team, thus, the two tryout so get more intel. Jenko becomes somewhat of a football star and befriends jocks and frat boys Rooster, who they think is the suspect and another guy, Zook. Jenko becomes in with the guys who are considering him for the frat, leaving Schmidt a little left out in the process. Meanwhile, Jenko finds out that it's Zook with the notorious tat, and not Rooster. Schmidt gets close to a girl, Maya, who happens to be their boss' daughter.

After some investigation, the boys deduce that they have been misinterpreting evidence, and that the dead girl and not the frat boys, is a dealer. Looking for hidden drugs in the school library they come across Ghost and his men who chase them across campus. They later learn of a big shipment coming into Mexico during Spring Break and decide to make a bust. In Mexico, they learn that Maya's roommate Mercedes is The Ghost's daughter. The boys, and the other policemen bust the drug ring, but the Captain is kidnapped and the bad guys escape. Schmidt chases Mercedes and fights her, while Jenko goes after The Ghost. In a wild chase, the boys hang on a chopper carrying Ghost, and manage to throw a grenade into it. The boys drop into the ocean and are regarded as heroes. After a successful sting, we see the boys in a comedic montage of future assignments in various school settings.
Best part of story, including ending: I like the two's chemistry, and the crazy antics they get into.

Best scene in story: When they go into counseling and the counselor thinks they're a gay couple.

Opinion about the main character: Jenko is a big kid at heart with a no-holds-barred attitude in life.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   cops/detectives How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   TV show

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