Sunday, February 10, 2008

Enroll in the School of Rock



If you read my blog often, you know that I LOVE all things rock and roll. Surprisingly, I have never seen the movie, "School of Rock", starring one of my favorite comedians, Jack Black. The movies premise is wannabe rock star, played by Black, who is in need of cash. He goes behind his roommates back and steals the roommates job offer and then poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school. Not being an actual teacher, he decides to teach what he knows-Rock. He tries to turn his class into a rock band. This movie was amazingly clever. While there were a few "ugly words" (being the backside of a person-bottom) to be aware of for children, the movie is a great family movie. Kids will love it, as will the parents.
I really enjoyed watching the antics and animated faces that Black channeled in character. I could clearly see Angus Young of AC/DC and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones in Black's performance of his character. Phenominal performance by Black, who at every scene left me with a huge smile on my face. He need not even say a word to achieve that, yet at many times I was busting out laughing. Joan Cusack was equally as good in the role of a stuffy and neurotic prep school principal, who plays her role with much likability.
I highly recommend this movie. My family owns this movie and has since the week it came out, yet I have never sat down long enough to watch. If you have been on another planet, as apparently I have, I urge you to Enroll in the school of Rock. You too will be playing air guitar by movies end.
"To those about to rock, I salute you!!"
5 of 5 stars

6 comments:

Jessica said...

Okay.. never seen it! I should, hu? : ) I also LOVE rock! I am an 80's nut! Huey Lewis, Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran, The Police, Def Leopard.... Ahhh!!! : )

Anonymous said...

The best part is the scene where Jack Black's character gives the students music cd's for inspiration and he gives the drummer..

Charnita's Xpressions said...

We love this movie too...both my kids have seen it many times and still stop to watch everytime we pass by it on TV!
It it so funny.....and really a good family movie. I am usually not a Jack Black fan but i like this one.

Leigh said...

Jessia- You will love the movie, though none of the "British" rock is in there. these are hair and metal band, mostly. You and hubby rent-you'll love and laugh.
Anon-why do you crack me up so? Ok, lets pretend I dont know....TOM SAWYER. Uhhhh, that stinking drummer from rush? Just a guess. LOL. You and Big Daddy....
Charnita-it a good 'un...

Lindsey said...

I enjoyed this movie as well!

The Roaming Southerner said...

I love love love this movie!!!! Favorite line:

"You, turkey sub, you're on roadie detail"