I do believe this to be one of the best films of the early 2000s. Jack Black’s best film. The most unprofessional rock artist ends up in an elementary prep school eager for money as a substitute teacher. Dewey Finn (Jack Black) plays the desperate artist who just wants to make it as a singer and guitarist in a rock band. When his band fires him, he’s left in need for money for rent. However, an opportunity falls into his lap when his roommate is called in for a substitute teaching role, Dewey takes it upon himself to pretend to be Ned Schneebly and becomes the new teacher of a class at Horace Green Elementary Prep School.
Dewey soon discovers that what he holds dear (rock music) is a knowledge the children know nothing about. Instead, they pride themselves in the standard curriculum of Literacy and Mathematics, amongst all the rest. Dewey’s dream is to reach ‘The Battle of the Bands’, but when he is kicked out of his band, he turns his class into his new rock band – School of Rock!
‘School of Rock’ has comedy, music and is just a feel-good family film to be enjoyed by all. Jack Black makes this film as great as it is. His enthusiasm, his facial expressions, his over-the-top personality is comical to watch throughout. The kids are also super, with little Miranda Cosgrove making an appearance. You cannot watch this film without a smile on your face as the children take upon a class rock project while their new teacher screams and races around the classroom with excitement and joy at the students’ talents. Simple in its plot and simple in its execution – ‘School of Rock’ will always be an enjoyable film!