The stupid comedy formula: Step 1, have the hero be a successful adult who overcame being a dorky kid. Step 2, have the antagonist be someone who tormented the dorky kid. Step 3, manufacture an excuse for the hero to go back to their hometown. Step 4, have the antagonist reopen old wounds that the dorky kid has been overcompensating for. Step 5, have the hero do something unheroically obnoxious in public. Step 6, have the hero come to terms with the antagonist and do something heroic, also in public. Step 7, if it’s 2007, call the movie “Mr. Woodcock.”

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