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School for Scoundrels (2006)

 -  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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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£340,984 (UK) (23 February 2007)

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£340,984 (UK) (23 February 2007)
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Bill Murray was attached to play Dr. P at one time with Christopher Masterson playing Roger. Both had to pull out of the project at the last minute. See more »

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When Ian and Roger grab hot dogs and sit down, Ian's hot dog goes from being intact, to being 3/4 of a hot dog, then back to being intact. See more »

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[repeated line]
Dr. P: Lie, lie, and lie some more.
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Remake of School for Scoundrels (1960) See more »

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Set Me Free
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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A barely passable comedy lacking in originality
17 October 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"School for Scoundrels" tells the well worn story of a pushover who learns to become more assertive so that he can take charge of his life and finally get the girl. I didn't realize that the film was a remake but the fact that I found it hackneyed to begin with gives an idea of the level of originality we're dealing with here.

The cast contains a number of talented and funny individuals but they are unfortunately let down by the material. Looking at the cast list it's difficult to believe that the film is as mediocre as it is. The script just doesn't deliver the goods comedically and the story's too unoriginal to grab your attention. The technical aspect is no better than average either but I must admit that the soundtrack was pretty nifty.

In the end, I can only recommend this flick if you're absolutely starved for some comedy. There's little to be had here though those who don't mind clichéd stories may appreciate it more than I have.


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