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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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Life's A Game. Learn How To Play. 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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$8,602,333 (USA) (29 September 2006)

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$17,803,796 (USA) (15 December 2006)
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Director Todd Phillips first offered the lead role to Howard Stern (Phillips is a big Stern fan), but Stern had to turn it down because he was about to leave terrestrial radio for satellite radio and did not have the time to film a movie. The role eventually went to Billy Bob Thornton. See more »

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At the end of the movie, after Dr. P drops the defibrillator paddles on Roger, he is seen shaking like he has been shocked even though only one paddle is on him and the other can be seen on the ground. The circuit would be open the second the other paddle is not touching his body. See more »

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[repeated line]
Dr. P: Lie, lie, and lie some more.
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Features So You Think You Can Dance (2005) See more »

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Sleep to Dream
Written by Fiona Apple
Performed by Fiona Apple
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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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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