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Still shot from the movie: The School of Rock.

The School of Rock

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: A
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 03 Oct 2003
Video Release: 31 Dec 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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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