SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS (Theatrical Release USA 2006)

Ben Meyers’ rating—4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

School for Scoundrels—comedy—delves into what it takes for the main character Roger Waddell to develop manhood. The film is funny and fairly well-written. It is some of the better films in the PG-13 arena. It’s a treat to see Billy Bob Thornton in the film as a leading character. Michael Clark Duncan performs well in a paint ball chase scene although it seems casting may have needed to pick someone else for his character as Michael Clark Duncan seems too large for the part he plays in this film. This film works more for the adult than for the child. It’s not a family share film.

Storyline

Dr. P (Billy Bob Thornton) runs a school for men who lack assertiveness, who are subject to bullying, and who lack the self-esteem to stand up for themselves, during conflictive situations. This school uses some unusual techniques in its attempt to reverse these tendencies as parking meter operator Roger Waddell (Jon Heder) finds out.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Todd Phillips for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Hal E. Chester, Craig Mazin, Bob Weinstein, and Harvey Weinstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Amanda (Jacinda Barrett), Lesher (Michael Clarke Duncan), Becky (Sarah Silverman), Ian (David Cross), Walsh (Matt Walsh), Diego (Horatio Sanz), and Eli (Todd Louiso).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This movie has a definite message which is well-stated and well-done.

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