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School for Scoundrels (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  29 September 2006 (USA)
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A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.

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An unlucky meter reader enrolls in a confidence-building class so he can win the love of the girl of his dreams. The class turns out to be something quite different when it becomes clear to the young man that his professor has his sights set on the same girl. Written by Jeremy Caesar

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The passive are about to get aggressive. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language, crude and sexual content, and some violence | See all certifications »

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29 September 2006 (USA)  »

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The Better Man  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,602,333 (USA) (29 September 2006)

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£340,984 (UK) (23 February 2007)
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Ben Stiller's cameo was shot in 2 days in California because he was not able to fly to New York for filming due to a scheduling conflict. See more »

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Eli sings "No More Mr. Nice Guy" in the bar, when the camera pans back we can hear him singing the chorus, but the verse is clearly displayed on the karaoke monitor. See more »

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Becky: Congratulations, you are fat. Would you like a fat medal?
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Good comedy
7 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen countless teeny bopper comedies the past couple of years, and I can honestly say, this wasn't one of them.

This was a good, straight forward comedy, with some hilarious moments and a lovable character. The story was also interesting, even though it was very predictable from the beginning (I don't know many people who watch comedies for a complex, deep, mysterious story line anyways)

My favorite thing about the movie is all the actors fit in perfectly with the characters they are playing. Especially the main character, who develops through the movie from a weak, shy, kind hearted guy, to somebody who is still kind at heart, but not afraid to defend himself and fight for what he wants.

This isn't the best comedy ever, but its good. And I would recommend it to anybody looking for a good laugh out loud movie with lovable characters.


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