Fist Fight (2017): A Comedy Showdown in the Schoolyard
“Fist Fight” is a 2017 comedy film directed by Richie Keen, packed with over-the-top situations, a raucous sense of humor, and two high school teachers who take their dispute to an absurd level. This wild comedy delivers laughs and chaotic fun in an unconventional school setting.
Falling squarely within the comedy genre, “Fist Fight” leverages slapstick humor, raucous gags, and comedic timing to full effect. The film offers a farcical, outrageous spin on the typical school environment, as the central conflict escalates to ridiculous proportions.
When soft-spoken English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) inadvertently gets his fearsome colleague Ron Strickland (Ice Cube) fired, he is challenged to an old-fashioned fist fight after school. With the entire school aware and excitedly anticipating the brawl, Andy spends the day trying to wriggle out of the fight while navigating a variety of other school day calamities.
Cast and Performances
Charlie Day and Ice Cube lead the cast in “Fist Fight,” both delivering performances well-suited to their comedic styles. Day brings his usual nervous energy to the role of Andy, while Ice Cube’s stoic intensity as Strickland provides a perfect counterbalance. The film also features a robust supporting cast, including Jillian Bell, Tracy Morgan, and Christina Hendricks, who each add their unique flavor of comedy to the mix.
“Fist Fight” is an entertaining comedy that combines absurd situations with an excellent ensemble cast. Its over-the-top humor, coupled with memorable performances, ensures plenty of laughs. If you’re a fan of schoolyard antics with an adult twist, “Fist Fight” is well worth a watch.
Duration: 91 min.