Part of Music City Mondays.
Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates — much to the consternation of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock ‘n’ roll animals, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands.
“Not only a glove-fit of a movie for the volcanic Black, SCHOOL OF ROCK proves a surprisingly deft foray into pure, unadulterated fun for the gifted indie smart guy Linklater.” —Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star “Let's come right out and say it: SCHOOL OF ROCK made me laugh harder than any movie I've seen this year.” —David Ansen, Newsweek