When Jamie Kennedy wakes up from 20 years in a coma and still thinks he's in the 1980s, the results are kind of funny - for about five minutes.
His room is decorated the same, but the local mall is nearly empty. When he sits down to watch MTV, he figures he must be on the wrong channel. "There's no music," he whines with a 12-year-old's indignation, "just a bunch of girls yelling and crying."
Things go downhill from there in Kickin' It Old Skool, which, like its main character, is in a perpetual state of arrested development.
Kennedy's Justin soon discovers he's not the only one who failed to grow up.
Shortly after pulling his Rip Van Winkle, he reconnects with his old crew, the Funky Fresh Boyz. These were the guys with him when he had his accident all those years ago, and they're still just as loyal.
The rest of the movie hinges on two dopey plot threads: one in which man-child Justin must woo his old girlfriend, Jennifer (Maria Menounos), and another in which the Boyz take on all challengers in a climactic break dancing throw-down.
If you can't guess how the movie turns out, then you've likely been in a coma, too.
After starring roles in Malibu's Most Wanted, Son of the Mask and now this, the idea of Jamie Kennedy carrying another movie is pretty much played.
Kickin' It Old Skool *
Directed by Harvey Glazer. With Jamie Kennedy and Maria Menounos. Distributed by Yari Film Group Releasing.
Running time: 1 hour, 48 mins.
Parent's guide: PG-13 (crude and sexual content and language)
Playing at: area theatersEndText