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School of Life (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  19 February 2005 (USA)
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A new teacher squares off against his crusty competitor for a teacher of the year award.

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Norman Warner
Andrew Robb ...
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Elli Warner
Don MacKay ...
Principal Bass
Brenda McDonald ...
Maggie Little
Paul Jarrett ...
Dan Parks
Leila Johnson ...
Denise Davies
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Vern Cote (as Christopher Gauthier)
Shylo Sharity ...
Chase
Gordie Giroux ...
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Asia Lim ...
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Alexander Pollock ...
Clyde
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A new teacher squares off against his crusty competitor for a teacher of the year award.

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Life's greatest lessons are taught outside the classroom. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for language, brief sensuality and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Escola da Vida  »

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Viewers who recognize actor Ryan Reynolds will realize that, as Dylan is leaving after the grave-side service for his grandfather, he first meets Mr. D who is going to the grave to pay his own respects (at around 07 mins). See more »

Goofs

When the teachers are sitting in front of the students at the beginning of the school year Mr. D has on red shoes. Then the next time you see him in the classroom he has on brown shoes. You can see them when he is sitting in the chair in the center of the circle. See more »

Quotes

Matt Warner: Mind if we join you?
Michael D'Angelo: [dressed as an Indian Chief] All tribes welcome. Hear me, my chiefs. My heart is weak... it's sick. Though the flesh may turn to dust, my soul will stand strong and soar higher than ever before, like the distant echo of a beating drum, breathing life like the wind. Part of all living things. Now and forever.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Hello Hello
Written by Mitchell Allan Scherr
Performed by The YoYo's
Used by permission of EMI April Music Inc.
Courtesy of BMG Music Canada Inc.
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A very likable film that deserves much more recognition than it got
7 October 2005 | by (Odessa, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

School of Life (stupidly renamed on Russian into The Teacher of The Year) is a very likable and enjoyable film. It's funny and heartfelt film but at the same time it's much more than typical high-school set movie, much more intelligent than everyone could expect. Despite the film couldn't avoid some clichés and at parts it become a bit predictable that's a case when we simply don't care about such possible minor flaws in the film and just enjoy it.

The center of the story is an ordinary school in a small town when its legendary teacher Stormin' Norman Warner, who won the teacher of the year forty three years in a row, dies and new teacher, an incredibly cool and attractive person Michael D'Angelo (excellent performance by Ryan Reynolds), comes to the school. But what's the most important he share and deliver his coolness with everybody and ordinary boring life in this school takes some changes. The only man who is not delighted with Michael's appearance is Matt Warner (another one very good performance by David Paymer), the son of the legendary teacher, whose dearest ambition is to keep on a family tradition of winning best teacher award. The way of characters behavior as well as their transformation is very believable to me. Ryan Reynolds and David Paymer are very good in the lead while all the kids actors are awesome. Also the film is well shot, has a remarkable soundtrack with very suitable songs and contains lots of very impressive scenes: some of them are really funny while the others are heartfelt and inspiring. It is just the film that such kind of film's supposed to be: very enjoyable film that at the same time manages to carry strong and intelligent messages in a very good way. As some people here before I can only add that I wish to had such a teachers during my school days (I know it's kinda stupid but that's all I can say). Very good film indeed.

9 out of 10


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