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School of Rock

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    School of Rock Review

    The movie, School of Rock, directed by Richard Linklater, is a heart-warming, fun-filled movie about a rock musician, Dewey Finn (Jack Black), who pretends to be his best friend, Ned Schneebley (Mike White), a substitute teacher. Dewey needs money to pay his rent, so he pretends to be Ned and accepts a job teaching at Horace Green Prep, a prestigious elementary school. Dewey is introduced as a sloppy, lazy, immature rocker; not the kind of person you would expect to teach children. At first, he does not take the job seriously and just wants to get paid. Dewey, now known as Mr. Schneebley, would be the villain in any other movie, but School of Rock twists the classic story and turns it into an entertaining story about letting go and being yourself.
    After seeing his students in music class, Dewey recognizes their potential and introduces them to rock instruments. This moment was important because the audience sees Dewey's positive side. Dewey wants the children to have enjoyment in their lives because all they think about is schoolwork. Dewey asks a student, Zach (Joey Gaydoas,) if he has ever played the electric guitar. Zach replies, "No, my dad thinks it's a waste of time." This revels the pressure the students are under from their parents.
    Dewey soon learns that this is the case with many of the students. They are only in 5th grade, and yet there is so much pressure on them to do well in school that they have no time for fun. Dewey's immaturity lets him connect with the students, and makes him a better teacher. The students are comfortable with Dewey and trust him, which is not usually the case with most teachers. Because Dewey has always wanted to play in Battle of the Bands, a band competition, he creates a class project called Rock Band, and tells the class that it is a requirement.
    Dewey begins teaching the students rock history, theory, appreciation, and how to be a part of a rock band. Jack Black's comedic performance and hilarious physical humor makes these scenes hysterically funny. The kids' stand-out performances only add to the comedy.
    Eventually, the parents and the students find out that Dewey is a fraud. The students are mad at "Mr. Schneebley" at first, but then they realize what a great teacher he actually is. They learn how to be themselves, and that grades are not everything. In the end, both the students and Dewey have learned about themselves and have grown up. Dewey teaches the students not to do work just for the grades, but for passion and enjoyment. From the students, Dewey learns that he is capable of accomplishing something other than playing rock music. School of Rock has comical brilliance and life lessons all tied up into one fabulous movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Melody loves school of rock

    School of Rock is an amazing movie!!!! I think there should be a second one and it should definately have Joey Gaydos Jr. in it and on the lead guitar again!!!!!I LOVE SCHOOL OF ROCK!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    School of Rock is Sweeping the nation

    Jack Black (dewy) is a guitar player in a band but gets kicked out.so he starts a band with a 5th grade class. It is my favorite movie. I love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE SCHOOL OF ROCK, IS AWSOME

    The shcool of rock is one of the best movies I've ever seen, it's most definetly one of my favorite movies, I've probbly seen it 168 times already and the music in the movie is great the kid's are pricless and jack black is wonderful in this movie, infact I now love rock music, I used to be more into pop till i watched this movie, bottom line is it's an awsome movie that you really should go see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the BEST movie i've ever seen

    ok now what else could u want in a movie. i've seen it 13 and 3 halves times and everytime it makes me laugh. i wasn't to sure if it would be good but i saw it in theaters and it made me crck up. the best bonus feature is the kids kommentary it's hillarios! now i had heard jack black was obnoxious but whatever in this movie he rocked!!! the kids were all pretty realistic(i should know i am one) so over all i would give it 1,000 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome Movie!

    This movie was so funny. Jack Black was hilarious as usual. I recommend it to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Movie, Good Music

    This film was excellent! It was such a good movie with tons of good music. It has a great number of good rock hits not to mention their own music. Jack Black and all of the actors were histerical. It was very fun and amusing to see everything going down in a hillarious way. I enjoyed it a lot and i think you will too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    rockin!!

    this movie was the greatest and the actors/musicians were the best! i cant wait until tommorow when the DVD comes out! number 1 movie of the year for me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Movie Rocks

    THIS MOVIE ROCKS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatttt movie!!! Appropiate in my eyes; thankfully no smut!

    Greatest rock/comedy of alllll time! AN epic which has REAL music like legendary Guitarist Jimmy page Led Zeppelin and legendary guitarist Angus young of AC/DC.Greatest movie sound track, in my opion of course, ever heard! (By the by, The 9 year old lead guitrist kicks, better than lots i've heard including those in bands).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST MOVIE EVER!!!

    THIS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ROCK ON!!!!!

    This movie is one of the best Jack Black movies ever!!!! IT IS JUST REALLY GOOD!!! It does keep you on the edge of your seet all the movie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    School Of Rock ROX!

    This movie is GREAT!It's my favorite movie of ALL time!Jack Black, Mike White,Sarah Silverman,Joan Cusack,Miranda Cosgrove,Joey Gaydos and Kevin Clark were AWESOME!The kids were great.My personal Favorite was kevin clark who is really hot and a great drummer and actor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jack and the Kids!!!!!!!!!

    THIS MOVIE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved that somebody like Jack Black can make such a great movie. It's cool that they used kids who can really play, not just having them look like they are playing, with music in the backround . I love all of the music in this movie. Before this movie I didn't like rock that much, but after seeing it I started to like rock music more than before. I love that on the DVD they have a regular comentary with Jack Black and the director, and then one with most of the kids. This DVD is the BEST ONE!!!!!!!!!!

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