The Chaperone (film)
Official film poster
|Directed by||Stephen Herek|
|Screenplay by||S.J. Roth|
|Music by||Jim Johnston|
|Edited by||Michel Aller|
|Distributed by||Samuel Goldwyn Films|
The Chaperone is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, and also produced by WWE Studios. It stars Triple H, Yeardley Smith, Ariel Winter, Kevin Corrigan, José Zúñiga, Kevin Rankin, Enrico Colantoni, and Israel Boussard.
The film received a negative critical reaction and was a resounding box office bomb, grossing $14,400 on a $3,000,000 budget.
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Ray Bradstone (Triple H) is the best wheel man in the business, but he is determined to go straight and be the best parent he can be to his daughter, Sally (Winter), and make amends with his ex-wife, Lynne (Gish). As Ray struggles to find honest work, his old bank-robbing crew, led by Phillip Larue (Corrigan), offers him one last job. He agrees at first, but changes his mind at the last second leaving the crew without a driver. Ray decides instead to serve as a chaperone for Sally's school field trip. When the robbery goes awry, Larue blames Ray and chases the school bus all the way to New Orleans. Ray must deal with Larue, while supervising Sally's class on what becomes one of the craziest school trips ever.
- Paul "Triple H" Levesque as Ray
- Ariel Winter as Sally
- Kevin Corrigan as Larue
- Jose Zuniga as Carlos
- Annabeth Gish as Lynne
- Yeardley Smith as Miss Miller
- Mark James as Goldy
- Enrico Colantoni as Dr. Etman
- Ashley Taylor as Meredith
- Israel Broussard as Josh
- Darren O'Hare as Augie
- Lucy Webb as Dr. Marjorie
- Jake Walker as Ted
- Cullen Foster Chaffin as Simon
- Taylor Faye Ruffin as Brenda
- Camille Bourgeois as Bill
- Nick Gomez as Nick The Bus Driver
- Alec Rayme as Kevin
- Billy Slaughter as Father
The Chaperone met with negative reviews from critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 29% based on reviews from 17 critics. Metacritic gives a score of 33/100 based on reviews from 11 critics.
Eric Kohn of Indiewire graded the film a C-, saying that it had flat direction and a mediocre script and said "As a vehicle for WWE champ Paul "Triple H" Levesque, it's haplessly stuck on cruise control." Nick Schager of Slant Magazine gave it half-a-star out of four, criticizing the script, direction and characters saying that "this hulk-with-a-heart-of-gold fable embraces banalities with a vigor matched only by its lack of imagination."
|2012||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actress||Ariel Winter||Nominated|
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- The Chaperone at Metacritic
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- Schager, Nick (2011-02-15). "The Chaperone: Film Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
- "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2012.