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Summer School

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Carl Reiner

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About the Movie

Schools out, and Ocean Front High gym teacher Freddy Shoop (Mark Harmon) has big plans: summer in Hawaii. But the schools vice-principal has plans for Freddy, too: teaching remedial English. Aloha paradise - hello, Summer School. Director Carl Reiner (All Of Me, The Jerk) delighted fans and critics alike with this warm, perceptive comedy about a laid-back teacher (Harmon) relegated to teaching a class of likeable misfits, including a slasher-flick addict (Dean Cameron), his wacky sidekick (Gary Riley), and a sexy female surfer (Courtney Thorne-Smith) of TVs Ally McBeal and Melrose Place). Kirstie Alley (TVs Cheers and Veronicas Closet) is the no-nonsense history professor down the hall whos keeping an eye on all the shenanigans - and on the handsome, irresistible Freddy. The road to academic success has never been bumpier, but to earn straight As in laughtertake Summer School.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 28
  • Fresh: 17
  • Rotten: 11
  • Average Rating: 5.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Mr. Harmon has an easygoing attractiveness, but neither he nor anyone else seems comfortable with the film's antic pace. And for all its busyness, this comedy has no real focus, ricocheting from character to character with wearying abandon. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: The moral is a sweet one: If you try, you never fail. The world is graded on a curve. – Rita Kempley, Washington Post, Jul 25, 2007

Fresh: A bit bland compared to Reiner's Steve Martin comedies, but engagingly played. – Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Aug 17, 2007

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Customer Reviews

Loved It

I loved this movie. just saw it on HBO and LOVED it. i came to check if itunes had it and of course, here it is.

Great movie!!!!

I love this movie :) I watch this movie every summer time and I never get tired of it....It is funny every time I watch it.I am going to buy it. I am going on a road trip to Florida this Summer so this will be the perfect movie to watch on the road.

The song "Mind Over Matter"

I think the song "Mind Over Matter" by E.G. Daily was in this movie, but I can't find it anywhere. Help iTunes. Anybody know where I can find it.

Summer School
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2004

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