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Rodney Dangerfield plays self-made millionaire Thornton Mellon, owner of a chain of tall and fat clothing stores, who, after divorcing his philandering wife, enrolls in college to keep his son from dropping out. Rodney's invasion quickly turns the campus into a non-stop party zone, and he even helps the diving team win their big meet.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 31
- Fresh: 26
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The film is a good-natured potpourri of gags, funny bits, populist sentiment and anti-intellectualism.
Fresh: Dangerfield seems to be setting the film's brisk pace and flawless timing himself.
Fresh: In this very funny Rodney Dangerfield comedy, there has been an important shift in Rodney's entertainment persona, a shift that has made this small film a monster hit.
Rotten: I mean no disrespect to Rodney Dangerfield in suggesting that Back to School is a comedy that belongs back on the drawing board.
"She was an earth sign... I was a water sign... Together we made... Mud"
Long live Thorton Mellon... Great movie... Great score by Danny Elfman... And need I say it... The Triple Lindy... ;)
Very Funny! I Love This Movie.