School for Scoundrels

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Plot

A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.9/10 (19,046 voted)

Critic's Score: 44/100

Director:
Todd Phillips

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett

Storyline
An unlucky meter reader enrolls in a confidence-building class so he can win the love of the girl of his dreams. The class turns out to be something quite different when it becomes clear to the young man that his professor has his sights set on the same girl.

Writers: Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong

Cast:

Billy Bob Thornton

Dr. P


Jon Heder

Roger


Jacinda Barrett

Amanda


Michael Clarke Duncan

Lesher


Sarah Silverman

Becky


David Cross

Ian


Matt Walsh

Walsh


Horatio Sanz

Diego


Todd Louiso

Eli


Jon Glaser

Ernie


Paul Scheer

Little Pete


Ben Stiller

Lonnie


Luis Guzmán

Sergeant Moorehead


Dan Fogler

Zack


DeRay Davis

Bee Bee

Taglines:
The passive are about to get aggressive.



Details

Official Website:
Official site|

Release Date: 29 September 2006

Filming Locations: Long Beach, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,602,333
(USA)
(1 October 2006)
(3004 Screens)

Gross: $17,803,796
(USA)
(17 December 2006)



Technical Specs

Runtime:


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USA:
(unrated version)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Diego (Horatio Sanz) says, "Things are going to change, I can feel it." quoting Beck's song, "Loser".

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Ian and Roger grab hot dogs and sit down, Ian's hot dog goes from being intact, to being 3/4 of a hot dog, then back to being intact.

Quotes:

Zack:
[when Roger's beeper goes off]
What is he, a pimp now?



User Review

Good comedy

Rating: 9/10


I've seen countless teeny bopper comedies the past couple of years, and
I can honestly say, this wasn't one of them.

This was a good, straight forward comedy, with some hilarious moments
and a lovable character. The story was also interesting, even though it
was very predictable from the beginning (I don't know many people who
watch comedies for a complex, deep, mysterious story line anyways)

My favorite thing about the movie is all the actors fit in perfectly
with the characters they are playing. Especially the main character,
who develops through the movie from a weak, shy, kind hearted guy, to
somebody who is still kind at heart, but not afraid to defend himself
and fight for what he wants.

This isn't the best comedy ever, but its good. And I would recommend it
to anybody looking for a good laugh out loud movie with lovable
characters.