School for Scoundrels
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In "School for Scoundrels," Jon Heder plays Roger, a beleaguered New York City meter maid who is plagued by anxiety and low self-esteem. In order to overcome his feelings of inadequacy, Roger enrolls in a top-secret confidence-building class taught by the suavely underhanded Dr. P (Billy Bob Thornton). Aided by his assistant, Lesher (Michael Clarke Duncan), Dr. P uses unorthodox, often dangerous methods, but he guarantees results: Employ his techniques and you will unleash your inner lion. Surrounded by a band of misfit classmates – Walsh (Matt Walsh), who's dying to move out of mother’s basement; Diego (Horatio Sanz), a punching bag for his hen-pecker of a wife; and Eli (Todd Louiso), a shy guy just looking for female companionship – Roger's confidence grows and he makes his way to the head of the class, even finding the courage to ask out his longtime crush, Amanda (Jacinda Barrett). But Roger quickly discovers that star students have a way of catapulting Dr. P's competitive side into high gear. Soon enough, the teacher sets out to infiltrate and destroy Roger's personal and professional life. Nothing is off limits for Dr. P, not even the object of Roger's affection. In order to show Amanda Dr. P's true colors, Roger must rally his new friends and find a way to beat the master at his own game.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 139
- Fresh: 35
- Rotten: 104
- Average Rating: 4.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It feels as if director Phillips was scrounging desperately for morsels with comic potential and came up empty-handed.
Rotten: It would require a near-lethal injection of nitrous oxide to induce laughter.
Rotten: Heder's looks and mannerisms are so inherently geeky that the post-transformation Roger appears to be less a lion with a hearty roar than a dork with delusions of grandeur.
Rotten: This time the pace is so weak that long periods go by without even the whiff of a joke.
billy bob thorton and the always good jon heder make this movie AMAZING click if you agree!!
very underated. This is funny. Actually a good movie. Im being serious
this was the funniest movie i thought it was hilarious. a must see!