Plot: What’s it about?
Devin (Wiz Khalifa) and Mac (Snoop Dogg) attend the same high school, but they couldn’t be much more different. Devin is a honor student with hopes of being valedictorian, but he has discovered his social experiences are minimal. Mac has been in high school for almost two decades and is a social dynamo, but his grades have never risen. Devin needs social experience to write his graduation speech, while Mac needs to hit the books to impress his latest love interest. With three weeks of school left, Mac and Devin decide to help each other succeed, with a little help from some unexpected sources. But can a bookworm and a burnt out loser somehow overcome the odds and find what they’re looking for? Or will Devin remain an outcast and Mac be doomed to return for a sixteenth senior year?
Video: How does it look?
Mac & Devin Go to High School is presented in 1.78:1 widescreen. This is a solid transfer, but doesn’t stand out in terms of detail and depth. You won’t mistake this for a DVD, as the detail is strong, but it doesn’t have the three dimensional depth you find in the best high definition treatments. The colors look bright and natural however, while contrast is stable and consistent. Not an elite level transfer perhaps, but a very good one even so.
Audio: How does it sound?
This Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack has a lot of life, thanks to the film’s music. The deep bass is what stands out, but all of the music elements sound terrific here. This is good since the rest of the sound design is rather pedestrian, so the music adds some much needed depth. I found dialogue to be clear and clean, with no volume concerns or other issues to contend with.
Supplements: What are the extras?
The lone extra is an audio commentary with director Dylan Brown, who is joined by stars Snoop Dogg and Whiz Khalifa.