Number of Times Seen – 2 (5 Mar 2006 on DVD and 9 Oct 2013)
Brief Synopsis – In order to make some money, a wanna-be musician pretends to be a substitute teacher.
My Take on it – I really enjoyed this movie the first time I saw it in 2006. I was reminded yesterday by a post by Cinema Parrot Disco, that I hadn’t seen it in a while and decided to re-watch it.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t recall why I had liked it so much upon my original viewing.
Jack Black was great (as usual) and so was the music, but upon reflection, I didn’t like the story as much as I apparently had back then.
What’s interesting is that since I am a HUGE fan of the Amazing Race, I now know who Mike White is. Beside being the writer of this movie and the actor who plays the “real” Ned, he and his father participated twice on TAR (seasons 14 and 18). It was nice to see what he can do as a writer and as an actor.
Perhaps not being such a fan of heavy rock music per se, (I prefer Billy Joel type music) had it’s effect on me, but since I can still appreciate good music, I enjoyed the musical aspects of this movie.
Great supporting roles by Sarah Silverman, Mike White and Joan Cusack.
Lots of funny lines that even included a few that made me laugh out loud.
Bottom Line – Not as good as I remembered, but a solid movie none-the-less. Black is excellent. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy