School of Rock
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Dewey Finn is a hell-raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur. Kicked out of his band and desperate for work, Dewey impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade... View more >
some rude humor and drug references
Starring Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White... View more >
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"School of Rock" could have been a promotion for VH-1's "Save the Music," but it not, although I wish it were. (A "School of Rock" video can be seen on VH-1, so catch that before you see the movie) Jack Black gave a great performance as a rocker who was kicked out of the very band that he founded. He bacame a sub teach at a private school, where he turn a group of kids into rockers, in order to enter a contest. Joan Crusack is funny as the principle, in one scene she got drunk minic Stevie Nicks. "School of Rock" is a much better movie that that awful "Daddy Day Care." The kids are smart and fun to watch, not noisy mean spirted monsters. Jack Black takes the film's credit. The heart of rock and roll belongs to Black.
Surprisingly good movie, but the Jack Black's character in the movie was probably not a stretch for him. He was such a natural, I wondered after the movie if they actually wrote any lines for him or just let him improvise his way through.
While there are kids in this movie, there may be some language content which parents may not wish to expose their children to.
Anyone who grew up enjoying the real rock bands of the 70's and 80's will enjoy the historical review of when rock was king, and when rockers had something to say instead of just something to strut.
Far less lame than I expected. It was actually good, in a "don't think too much" way.
Ever leave a theater after the credits have rolled and had the final song stuck in your head (in a good way). You're humming it to yourself while others around you are singing aloud. Everyone is smiling and having a good time.
That's the way you'll feel as you leave the theater once you've seen School of Rock. While some of the comedy is a bit low-brow, it works for Jack Black.
I enjoyed this one (and so did many others I saw it with).