New movie releases this week include Katherine Heigl’s return to the big screen, plus The Promise, Truman, and more
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., April 21
Who says “dick jokes” have lost their power to appall and amuse? Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller star as a pack of lusty himbos in this better-than-average (and Apatow) raunch carnival. The title references that point in any “boy’s night out” sex comedy where Loyal She inquires in what direction the relationship is heading only to have Swingin’ He set his latest catch free and head to the nearest watering hole to cut loose a new filly from the herd. It’s Teller’s show; virtually every line that passes from his snarky grin is a gem. For a refreshing change, first time writer-director Tom Gormican presents a trio of well-rounded secondary female characters played to perfection by Imogen Poots, Addison Timlin, and, in a revelatory turn, Mackenzie Davis. Those inclined to turn their noses up at a running gag involving Teller constantly stinking up Efron’s bathroom will want to think twice before entering. I laughed harder with each subsequent flush. 2014.