2008, regia di Andrew Fleming
Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Bona Fide Productions, ContentFilm International, LE Productions - Distribuzione: Focus Features, A-Film Distribution, Momentum Pictures, Odeon, Universal Pictures France - Soggetto: Pam Brady, Andrew Fleming - Sceneggiatura: Pam Brady, Andrew Fleming - Fotografia: Alexander Gruszynski - Montaggio: Jeff Freeman - Art Direction: Guy Barnes - Costumi: Jill Newell - Musiche: Ralph Sall - Effetti speciali: Great FX - Formato: Color - Durata: 92'.
Cast: Steve Coogan, Amy Poehler, Arnie Pantoja, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, David Arquette, Joseph Julian Soria, Marco Rodríguez, Marshall Bell, Melonie Diaz, Michael Esparza, Natalie Amenula, Phoebe Strole, Shea Pepe, Skylar Astin, Deborah Chavez, Steve Corona, Arron Shiver,Josh Berry, Margarita Wilder, Evan Adrian.
Trama e commenti: mymovies.it - movieplayer.it - comingsoon.it - film.tv.it - stardustmovies.com - screenweek.it: «Un attore fallito si trasforma in un pessimo insegnante di teatro in un liceo di Tucson, Arizona, e convince i propri studenti a realizzare un musical sulla falsariga dell'Amleto di Shakespeare, stravolgendone perň tutte le caratteristiche».
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - allmovie.com - tvguide.com - nytimes.com - efilmcritic.com - sfgate.com - calendarlive.com - criticsnotebook.com - moviemachine.nl - variety.com - chismetime.com - cineplexus.net - filmschoolrejects.com - celebritywonder.com - en.wikipedia.org: «After an opening recapping the highlights of Dana Marschz's (Steve Coogan) unsuccessful acting career (undignified television commercials and a bit acting part), the film joins him "where dreams go to die": Tucson, Arizona. He is an even more unsuccessful suburban high school drama teacher, with only two (enthusiastic) students and a history of producing school plays that are merely stage adaptations of popular Hollywood films (his latest being Erin Brockovich). When the new term begins, a bunch of inner-city kids are forced to transfer classes, due to destruction of a building in the school, and take his class, as it is the only remaining arts elective available. He gets off to a rocky start with the new students, and is floored when the school notifies him that the drama program – a worthless waste of money in the administration's judgment – is to be shut down at the end of the term. Unintentionally inspired by the school paper's ruthless pre-adolescent drama critic (Shea Pepe), Dana undertakes to write and produce an original play: a sequel to Hamlet featuring a time-traveling title character and a song-and-dance number, featuring the Son of God, titled "Rock Me Sexy Jesus". He begins to win the cooperation of his students, but is further traumatized when his wife (Catherine Keener) leaves him for the uninteresting, but fertile, boarder (David Arquette) they had taken into their home to supplement their modest income. The students rally to finish the play, especially after the school shuts down the production over its controversial content, staging it in an abandoned warehouse and rave spot, amid a media frenzy».
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