Directed by Richard Linklater
Produced by Scott Aversano, Steve Nicolaides & Scott Rudin
Written by Mike White
Starring Jack Black
Music by Craig Wedren
Cinematography Rogier Stoffers
Editing by Sandra Adair
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) October 3, 2003
Running time 108 min.
Country United States
School Of Rock is a 2004 comedy starring Jack Black. It’s not really that ground breaking, as it takes a pretty old premise, that being a loser/misfit being thrust into a group of stuck up/up tight kids where he teaches them how to live.
And so Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, a guy who doesn’t realise that his rock ‘n’ roll dream has disappeared. In a case of mistaken identity he becomes a substitute teacher at a snotty pre-school where he teaches the kids all about rock ‘n’ roll, and their parents discover that there are other worthy lessons for kids to learn other than the three r’s.
The film may not be original but there are many amusing scenes and most of all the music is great. It especially refreshing to hear the music of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix and other great rockers, in a movie when these days you are more likely to hear bland pop music. (Thankyou Simon Cowell!!!) The soundtrack is fantastic and it’s worth watching the film for this alone.