Naysayers jog on, Dewey redefines pedagogy, showcasing how maverick methods of education do have their place. Sub-cultural references to bands like Fugazi, Silverman's antagonist role confronting Black's, mind-maps on music sub-genres, ideological nuance showcasing positive subversion, all shine through. Linklater clearly makes a good father.
Richard Linklater's most mainstream film is also one of his least good ones. That is what I love about Linklater's work. He can go from Jack Black comedies to super experimental films and ambitious years long projects. This film is definitely Linklater having fun and doing something different (and getting a higher pay). School of Rock is a pretty cool and entertaining watch but kind of forgettable. Still 3.5 stars!
the major Feel Good point behind this movie about rebellion and self expression is so funny because anyone who thinks rock music is subversive post 1990s is like wicked deluded..... but it's a fun time and a good thing to put on in the background
The preeminent "Children's Intro to Being Punk As Fuck." I remember in my later teen years I was a little fixated on being indie cool, and so was a bit put off by the "rock canon" on display, but in my wiser years I have an appreciation for a movie that throws Zep, Ministry, Fugazi, Buzzcocks, and Stevie Nicks into the heap. Minus a star for the sexist, offensive wastage of Sarah Silverman as a shrieking harpy.