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The D Train Review

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A high-school loser convinces the most popular guy in his year - hunky TV ad star Oliver Lawless (Marsden) - to return to Pittsburgh with him to impress his old classmates at their reunion.

★★★★★

Black dips his toe back in the dark end with this almost-comedy about a high-school loser who convinces the most popular guy in his year — hunky TV ad star Oliver Lawless (Marsden) — to return to Pittsburgh with him to impress his old classmates at their reunion.

There are winning moments — the new buddies’ distinctive method of bonding is a highlight — but it’s hard to root for Black’s Dan, whose increasing obsession with Lawless exposes few qualities bar a desperate desire to be liked. Marsden’s uninhibited faux celeb is spot on, but the rest falls short of the mark.

Marsden's uninhibited faux celeb is spot on, but the rest falls short of the mark.

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