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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. »


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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The School of Rock is rated PG-13: for some rude humor and drug references.

Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Joan Cusack, Mike White
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Detailed Review

Following your dream isn't a bad thing. Unless of course, you resort to being a "liar, liar, pants on fire" to make it happen.

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Many of the young musicians in the film were found through open auditions. They… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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