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Charlie Day and Ice Cube tangle in overzealous comedy 'Fist Fight'

Charlie Day and Ice Cube tangle in overzealous comedy 'Fist Fight'

The high school-set comedy “Fist Fight” really revs up those three Rs: rowdy, raunchy and ridiculous. For much of its fast-paced running time, the film, which involves an after-school fight between two polar-opposite teachers, is just amusing enough to make up for its sheer preposterousness; it operates in such a seemingly far-fetched world that logic is out the window at pretty much hello.

At least one hopes the movie’s portrayal of sadistic educators, growling principals, smug teens who treat teachers like dirt, and institutional anarchy is an exaggeration — or maybe just a wacky stab at satire. Yet, according to the press notes, in researching their script, Van Robichaux and Evan...

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