School of Rock Review
You and your whole family will love the brand new film about to hit the big screen.. School of Rock! The lead role, Dewey Finn, is played by the legendary Jack Black (and I must admit, nobody could do any better) and direction is done by Richard Linklater, who appears to do an amazing job.
After being kicked out of his garage band for the latest 10 minute long guitar solos, wannabe rock star, Dewey Finn must find a way to earn some money to pay his rent. Living in his best friend Ned’s spare room with the constant furious temper of Ned’s fiancï¿½, Patti, Dewey is desperate to find a way to put a new band together better than any other, in order to fulfil Dewey’s dream of winning Battle of the Bands.
Teaching children would not be the most obvious of solutions, but when Dewey sees his chance to earn some extra money, he can’t get to the chalkboard quick enough! After a day of Dewey putting his feet up and listening to children endlessly begging for learning and education, he soon comes to realise that the children have a very special talent for music.
Suddenly, Dewey’s enthusiasm for his teaching job no longer is the centre of attention in his mind; spotting a peculiar way to put a band together, he then replaces curriculum lessons with a schedule based around rock, consisting of homework involving listening to Dewey’s collection of rock CD’s.
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With the Battle of the Bands contest getting even closer, Dewey has to match his snobby school children to his hard-rocking competition.
School of rock has everything a successful rock band needs, from lead guitarist to groupies, just inside the classroom. There’s a feel good feel to the film, changing Dewey for the better, he learns to genuinely see the talent in the children.
What impressed me most about School of rock is the hilarious comedy enough to make you wet your pants.
Not everyone will enjoy School of Rock, and it’s one of those films that’ll require you to be in a good mood to enjoy, but if you are – you definitely will.