SCHOOL OF ROCK (Theatrical Release USA 2003)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

School of Rock—offbeat and entertaining—allows Jack Black plenty of opportunity to show the audience his full comedic range. His supporting cast creates the perfect venue to allow him to explode to higher entertainment levels as he leads and they follow a most unlikely path to become full-fledged rock musicians. Rocking is what Jack Black (as character Dewey Finn) does. As he leads a music class to explore this part of the music world, a great story is born that is both unique and engaging.

Storyline

Dewey Finn (Jack Black) doesn’t have a job. Desperate, he pretends to be a fifth grade teacher, is accepted, and trains the class to win a musical contest called Battle of the Bands.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Richard Linklater for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Scott Aversano and Steve Nicolaides for making the film possible. Additional recognition needs to go to Composer Craig Wedren and Writer Mike White. Additional characters/cast include: Theo (Adam Pascal), Neil (Lucas Papaelias), Patti Di Marco (Sarah Silverman), Ned Schneebly (Mike White), Rosalie Mullins (Joan Cusack), Summer Hathaway (Miranda Cosgrove), Freddy Jones (Kevin Alexander Clark), Lawrence (Robert Tsai), Tomika (Maryam Hassan), and Gordon (Zackary Infante).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s Jack Black at his best in a terrific, upbeat piece of entertainment. No lack found in this film.

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