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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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Eli
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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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Somebody's gonna GET SCHOOLED! [DVD] See more »

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Comedy

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,602,333, 1 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,803,796, 17 December 2006
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Billy Bob Thornton (Dr. P) and Jessica Stroup (Eli's wife) both appeared in The Informers (2008) two years after this film. See more »

Goofs

Roger goes to visit Lonnie in Peekskill, a suburb about an hour away from Manhattan. From Grand Central Terminal Roger would take the Hudson Line to get to Peekskill. As of 2008 the Hudson Line still uses the older trains with red and blue chairs. The train Roger is on has blue and green chairs, which are seen on other lines. Basically the train Roger is seen on would not have taken him to Peekskill. See more »

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Roger: What now, bitch?
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Remake of School for Scoundrels (1960) See more »

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Written by Craig Nicholls
Performed by The Vines
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A barely passable comedy lacking in originality
17 October 2008 | by 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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