Neal (Michael Seater) and Isaac (Joe Dinicol) just graduated college and have already landed their dream job with one of the top investment banks. On their very first day at work they uncover a crooked student loan deal their boss, Peter Hoss (Alan Thicke), is setting up that will leave students broke and in debt for years. Determined to stop him, Neal and Isaac come up with a crazy scheme to destroy the deal, and bring Peter Hoss down.

Director Jeff Stephenson brings the sex comedy into the boardroom with Bank$tas with some mixed results. There are times when it works perfectly, mainly because of the great chemistry between Seater and Dinicol as Neal and Isaac. Seater plays the by the book, socially awkward and incredibly intelligent Neal, whose parents home is on the line if he can’t get his student loan payments started. Dinicol is Isaac, the cocky, good looking, trust fund kid who is more concerned with women than he is with work. Both of their lives will be affected by the crooked deal Peter has ready, so they hatch a crazy scheme to ruin the deal.

Of course they’re both bumbling, which leads to some great laughs as they try to carry out their plan with all the grace of a drunk ballet dancer. They’re outmatched by Peter Hoss and his walking sexual harassment lawsuit of a son, Pete (Brandon Firla). The fact that they’re so outmatched is half the fun. The rest comes from the fact that the Hoss family is dripping with sleazy charm, and you can’t wait to see them finally taken down. It’s fun to watch Alan Thicke play such a despicable character, and he seems to be loving every moment of it.

Not every joke works though, and this will appeal mainly to fans of raunchy comedies like American Pie. While not quite as laugh out loud funny as you may hope for, it’s the ideas that the film tackles that makes it slightly better than a typical comedy. Student loans, debt, and questionable corporate practices are a serious matter, so hitting them with low-brow humour is a good way to vent about our own troubles.