School of Rock - Movie Review

by candy47

A feel good movie with a great soundtrack. It's a funny rock and roll tale and the kids are priceless.

I came upon this movie about 5 years ago while flipping through channels looking for something to watch on television. The title caught my attention and the fact that it is a comedy sealed the deal to watch it as I wasn't in the mood for gory horror or drama. It's joyful and funny and you'll find yourself not only laughing but smiling throughout the movie.
After seeing it the first time, I immediately bought the DVD, and I watch it whenever I need a pick-me-up.

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The Plot

Rocker Dewey Finn has been fired by his band, the band that HE formed and was the frontman. He has no money, his roommate and best friend threatened to evict him if he doesn't pay his share of rent. He's already several months behind.

He needs to put a band together fast so they can compete in the battle of the bands where first prize is $10,000. The money will get him out of debt and the win might lead to a record deal. Unfortunately, none of the local musicians want to work with him they think he's a washed up loser.

So to earn some money he impersonates a substitute teacher and takes a job at an exclusive private school. That's where he meets the members of his new band.

The Players

Jack Black is Dewey Finn rocker extraordinaire; Mike White the best friend and roommate; Sarah Silverman judgmental and disapproving girlfriend of the roommate; Joan Cusack wound too tight principal of the private school.

The Band

Joey Gaydos, Jr. (Zack/guitar); Robert Tsai (Lawrence/keyboards); Kevin Clark (Freddy/drums); Rebecca Brown (Katie/bass); Miranda Cosgrove (Summer/band manager). Then there are the backup singers Aleisha Allen (Alicia); Caitlin Hale(Marta) and Maryam Hassan (Tomika).

The band is comprised of students at the private school, and Dewey Finn, substitute teacher imposter, transforms them into battle of the bands material. He's looking over his shoulder though because he knows it's just a matter of time before the truth comes out that he is not a teacher at all.

This is the first time Led Zeppelin gave permission to use one of their songs in a movie.

School of Rock Trailer

By Paramount Movies

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School Of Rock, The (2003)

My Opinion

I recommend this movie to anyone of any age. It's a big bundle of laughter and smiles. Jack Black really outdid himself on this one. The kids were fantastic! Watch this movie, you'll be glad you did.


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Updated: 09/30/2015, candy47
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DerdriuMarriner on 07/08/2017

candy47, Jack Black is particularly charming and funny in the schoolroom sequences. The actual occurrences -- such as Steve Jobs -- and the fictitious plots -- such as Mini's First Time, The Intern and School of Rock -- about the board's firing an entity's founder always intrigue me.

candy47 on 03/01/2016

One of my favorite movies too Mary. Always makes me laugh!

Mary on 03/01/2016

One of my favorite movies!

candy47 on 09/30/2015

I hope you find it. You'll find yourself smiling a lot!

Mira on 09/30/2015

Oh, this does sound like a fun movie! I'll keep an eye open for it, see if I spot it in the TV guide. Thanks for the review.

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