Super Troopers 2

This sequel to the 2001 cult comedy abounds with dick jokes, drug humor, and mean pranks, yet as in the original, the amiable, laid-back tone generates enormous good cheer. The hard-partying Vermont state troopers of the original film are called upon to establish a highway patrol station in a small town that’s about to be annexed by the U.S. from Canada, and this gives rise to lots of good-natured Canada bashing reminiscent of South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999). Rob Lowe gives a spirited performance as the town’s mayor, a former minor-league hockey star who now runs a brothel, and Brian Cox, returning as the troopers’ captain, gets a rare chance to show off his considerable comic chops. Jay Chandrasekhar directed a script he wrote with his costars: Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske.