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Lower Learning (2008)

 -  Comedy  -  6 July 2013 (Belgium)
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Geraldine Ferraro Elementary is on the brink of collapse: the lowest test scores in the state, teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents. It's up to Tom, the down-on-his-luck vice-principal, to rally the lazy teachers, expose the principal's corruption, and turn the school around before an end of the day board decision that is certain to lead to its closure. Written by annonymous

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Smells like school spirit. See more »

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Rated R for crude and sexual humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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6 July 2013 (Belgium)  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,550 (USA) (10 October 2008)

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$2,550 (USA) (10 October 2008)
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Turner Abernathy: I'm talking about a different kind of love. The kind of love that's wet and smells a little.
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Written by Steven M. Stern and Charles Newman
Performed by The Selectracks Studio Ensemble
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Pleasantly surprised, consistently amusing
26 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you really like Will Ferrell or Monty Python, you stand a very good chance of enjoying this ridiculous, subversive, offensive movie, which is much more original than mainstream Hollywood comedies such as Bad Teacher, and has to do with schools about as much as Scary Movie 3 had to do with crop circles. The Corddry role was written with him in mind and is the most consistently amusing thing I've seen him in. He's such a villainous school principal that he doesn't just have some lobster delivered on the taxpayer's dime, he revels in tearing apart the lobster suggestively and rather randomly while confusing Eva Longoria's character as to what he might be suggesting. Biggs is an ostensible good guy, although too apathetic to mind having a boy walk the railroad tracks for hours, again, as punishment for pouring gravy on another student. (But "where did you get gravy at nine o'clock in the morning," he wonders, and the kid just shrugs, exactly as that kid would, and moving on....) People tend to suck a lot, pretty much of all us, and this movie makes fun of people for it, relentlessly and mostly creatively.


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