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School for Scoundrels (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 29 September 2006 (USA)
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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Somebody's gonna GET SCHOOLED! [DVD] 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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$17,803,796 (USA) (15 December 2006)
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Ben Stiller's cameo was shot in two 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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When Roger is maced by Ernie in the elevator, Roger reaches to rub his eyes with his right hand even though he is handcuffed. See more »

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Dr. P: This is not a goddamn Tony Robbins seminar. If you're looking for "Chicken Soup for the Soul," get the hell outta here!
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References 24 (2001) See more »

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Get Free
Written by Craig Nicholls
Performed by The Vines
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Fun and Very Funny, But an Old Formula
1 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fun movie that offers exactly what the previews promise and a little more. John Heder does a great job as does Billy Bob Thornton. The only drawback of the plot is that we've seen it a million times before if you watch this genre of movie. Dr. P (Billy Bob Thornton) plays an overbearing and obnoxious school teacher teaching Roger (John Heder) and the other students how not to be wimps. The purpose of the course backfires when Roger finds out Dr. P does not like to be outdone. This movie could be compared to any comedy where the underdog must overcome the odds to win the girl. Regardless of the predictable plot, the comedy is clever and fun. This movie is worth seeing in the theater. The previews are faithful, but don't give away all of the humor. The humor is consistent throughout and it doesn't leave you tapping you fingers or looking at your watch.


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