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Overall B

Dewey Finn (Jack Black) greatest aspiration is to win the Battle of the Bands. But all looks hopeless until he stumbles upon a chance to impersonate his roommate as a substitute music teacher and prepare the students to enter a Battle of the Bands contest.

Violence A
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some rude humor and drug references.

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The School of Rock

Many of the young musicians in the film were found through open auditions. They were then trained in rock and roll for 10 weeks. In the film, it took Dewey only 3 weeks to get them ready to compete. How is time often manipulated in film? What affect does that have on the sense of reality in a story?

How realistic is the reaction of the parents in the school? What would your feelings be if you discovered something like this was happening in your child’s classroom?

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