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cover: School of Rock

School of Rock

Director(s): Richard Linklater

Theatrical Release: 2003

Cast: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias

Genre(s): Comedy, musical, music

Countries: USA


Location in store: American Directors > Richard Linklater

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(2 / 2)
Ant Rating
7.0
MyRating
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Running Time: 108m.

The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of the Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands' promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned. Michael Hastings (allmovie.com)

Member Reviews


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Jack Black kicks ass... by antman - May 28, 2008
in this fictionalized tear-jerker of a comedy, [very] loosely based on the real life antics of Philadelphia madman Paul Green - the coolest after-school music teacher ever (check out the documentary Rock School about him). And damn, those kids actually rock!
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