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