History Film / Hamlet2

16th Jul '15 11:33:15 PM BadSplice
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* FantasyForbiddingFather: Subverted with Octavio. Dana goes to "the barrio" in order to try to convince his parents to let him be in the play, only to find that Octavio lives in a nice home, has a 3.9 GPA, and his parents object to the play not from principle, but from an artistic standpoint.
22nd Mar '15 7:21:54 PM Kesagake
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* [[Malaproper]]: Mr. Marschz constant usage of the word "''tri''mester" rather than "''se''mester" when referring to school sessions

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* [[Malaproper]]: {{Malaproper}}: Mr. Marschz constant usage of the word "''tri''mester" rather than "''se''mester" when referring to school sessions
22nd Mar '15 7:21:02 PM Kesagake
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* JesusWasWayCool: "Rock Me, Sexy Jesus".

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* JesusWasWayCool: "Rock Me, Sexy Jesus".Jesus"



* [[Malaproper]]: Mr. Marschz constant usage of the word "''tri''mester" rather than "''se''mester" when referring to school sessions



** Yolanda gets hit in the face with something.

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** Yolanda gets getting hit in the face with something.something, or hurt in general.
** Mr. Marschz' malaproper as shown above.
24th Feb '15 5:42:56 AM damus2300
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* BrickJoke: Dana said hearing the bad reviews for his production of ''Film/ErinBrokovich'' was like getting "raped in the face". This becomes a song.

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* BrickJoke: Dana said hearing the bad reviews for his production of ''Film/ErinBrokovich'' ''Film/ErinBrockovich'' was like getting "raped in the face". This becomes a song.
24th Feb '15 5:42:26 AM damus2300
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* BrickJoke: Dana said hearing the bad reviews for his production of ''Film/ErinBrokovich'' was like getting "raped in the face". This becomes a song.
13th Oct '14 11:23:29 AM Angeldeb82
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* AdamWesting: Elizabeth Shue quits show business to become a nurse.



* AdamWesting: Elizabeth Shue quits show business to become a nurse.



* FreudianExcuse / FreudianSlip: At one point, Dana calls the principal "Daddy" and screams about how he never believed in him -- in the middle of a wholly different argument.



* FreudianExcuse / FreudianSlip: At one point, Dana calls the principal "Daddy" and screams about how he never believed in him -- in the middle of a wholly different argument.
13th Oct '14 11:21:59 AM Angeldeb82
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Marschz -- now despondent over both the impending loss of his career and numerous other personal issues -- decides to go all out for his last big production in an attempt to save the program. He writes a "sequel" to the play ''{{Hamlet}}'' in the depths of his desperation; the "sequel" mixes time travel, Jesus Christ (played by Marschz himself), and the showstopping musical number "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" into the family drama of The Bard's famous play. When the school's administration realizes Marschz plans to put on the controversial play at the school, they order him to stop production.

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Marschz -- now despondent over both the impending loss of his career and numerous other personal issues -- decides to go all out for his last big production in an attempt to save the program. He writes a "sequel" to the play ''{{Hamlet}}'' ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' in the depths of his desperation; the "sequel" mixes time travel, Jesus Christ (played by Marschz himself), and the showstopping musical number "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" into the family drama of The Bard's famous play. When the school's administration realizes Marschz plans to put on the controversial play at the school, they order him to stop production.



* CreatorBreakdown: While writing the play, Dana mangles together Christianity, ''Hamlet'', time travel, and his [[WellDoneSonGuy daddy issues]].

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* CreatorBreakdown: In-universe: While writing the play, Dana mangles together Christianity, ''Hamlet'', time travel, and his [[WellDoneSonGuy daddy issues]].



* JesusWasWayCool: "Rock Me Sexy Jesus".

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* JesusWasWayCool: "Rock Me Me, Sexy Jesus".



* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: InUniverse, the titular play crosses so many lines that [[spoiler:the protest eventually earns the play a Broadway run.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Cricket Feldstein uses her knowledge of various laws (especially those related to free speech) to keep "Hamlet 2" from getting shut down, which makes her a rare positive example of this trope.



* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: InUniverse, the titular play crosses so many lines that [[spoiler:the protest eventually earns the play a Broadway run.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Cricket Feldstein uses her knowledge of various laws (especially those related to free speech) to keep "Hamlet 2" from getting shut down, which makes her a rare positive example of this trope.



--> '''Elizabeth Shue:''' He's doing [[TheKarateKid the Crane!]]

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--> '''Elizabeth Shue:''' He's doing [[TheKarateKid [[Film/TheKarateKid the Crane!]]Crane]]!



* TheVoiceless: Yolanda [[spoiler:finally talks near the end of the film and gives Dana (by now depressed and hungover) a GetAHoldOfYourselfMan / TheReasonYouSuckSpeech]].



* TheVoiceless: Yolanda [[spoiler:finally talks near the end of the film and gives Dana (by now depressed and hungover) a GetAholdOfYourselfMan / ReasonYouSuckSpeech]].
23rd Sep '14 3:15:15 PM AdelePotter
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* ImGoingToHellForThis: One of the students remarks, "We're going to Hell for doing this play..."
20th Feb '14 5:34:57 PM StevieWillShowYou
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The 2008 comedic film '''''Hamlet 2''''' stars Steve Coogan as high school drama teacher Dana Marschz. As a recovering alcoholic and failed actor, Marschz generally has no real pull at the high school where he now works; he also earned a reputation for his poor adaptations of famous films instead of his ability to teach anyone anything. At the start of the most recent semester, Dana learns two sobering facts: the school cut its budget so much that his drama class remains the only arts class left in the curriculum, and even that won't save his class from the same fate at the end of the semester.

Marschz, now despondent over the impending loss of his career (as well as numerous other personal issues), decides to go all out for his last big production in an attempt to save the drama program. He writes a "sequel" to the play ''{{Hamlet}}'' in the depths of his desperation; the "sequel" tosses in time travel, Jesus Christ, and the showstopping musical number "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" into the family drama of The Bard's famous play. When the school learns that Marschz plans to put on the controversial play at the school, the higher-ups order him to stop production.

While Marschz's students rally behind him and make plans to put the play on elsewhere, the school's cancellation of the play catches the attention of Cricket Feldstein (AmyPoehler), a civil liberties lawyer who turns the issue into a fight for free speech (and makes the play a national story in the process). Her work in protecting Dana's rights soon attracts the attention of numerous other groups, all of whom plan to protest Marschz's one last chance at greatness.

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The 2008 comedic comedy film '''''Hamlet 2''''' stars Steve Coogan as high school drama teacher Dana Marschz. As Marschz, a recovering alcoholic and failed actor, Marschz generally actor who has no real pull at the high school where he now works; he also earned a reputation for his poor adaptations of famous films instead of (rather than his ability to teach anyone anything. anything). At the start of the most recent semester, Dana learns two sobering facts: the school has cut its budget so much that to the point where his drama class program remains the only arts class left in the curriculum, and even that won't save his class from the same fate will end up cut at the end of the semester.

Marschz, Marschz -- now despondent over both the impending loss of his career (as well as and numerous other personal issues), issues -- decides to go all out for his last big production in an attempt to save the drama program. He writes a "sequel" to the play ''{{Hamlet}}'' in the depths of his desperation; the "sequel" tosses in mixes time travel, Jesus Christ, Christ (played by Marschz himself), and the showstopping musical number "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" into the family drama of The Bard's famous play. When the school learns that school's administration realizes Marschz plans to put on the controversial play at the school, the higher-ups they order him to stop production.

While Marschz's students rally behind him and make plans to put the play on elsewhere, the school's cancellation of the his play catches the attention of civil liberties lawyer Cricket Feldstein (AmyPoehler), a civil liberties lawyer who turns the issue into a fight for free speech (and makes the play a national story in the process). Her work in protecting Dana's rights soon attracts the attention of numerous other groups, all of whom plan to protest Marschz's one last chance at greatness.



* FreudianExcuse / FreudianSlip: At one point, Dana calls the principal "Daddy" and screams about how he never believed in him -- in the middle of a whole other argument.

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* FreudianExcuse / FreudianSlip: At one point, Dana calls the principal "Daddy" and screams about how he never believed in him -- in the middle of a whole other wholly different argument.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat: In a rare positive example, Cricket Feldstein uses her knowledge of various laws (especially those surrounding free speech) to keep the show from getting shut down.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: In a rare positive example, Cricket Feldstein uses her knowledge of various laws (especially those surrounding related to free speech) to keep the show "Hamlet 2" from getting shut down.down, which makes her a rare positive example of this trope.



* TheRival: in a parody of this trope, Dana's chief rival -- the school paper's drama critic -- is a kid who looks no older than 13.

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* TheRival: in In a parody of this trope, Dana's chief rival -- the school paper's drama critic -- is a kid who looks no older than 13.thirteen.



* TheVoiceless: Yolanda, who [[spoiler:finally talks near the end of the film and gives Dana (by now depressed and hungover) a GetAholdOfYourselfMan / ReasonYouSuckSpeech]].

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* TheVoiceless: Yolanda, who Yolanda [[spoiler:finally talks near the end of the film and gives Dana (by now depressed and hungover) a GetAholdOfYourselfMan / ReasonYouSuckSpeech]].



-->''OH MY GOD, IT'S JESUS!''

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-->''OH MY GOD, IT'S JESUS!''
31st Jan '14 4:25:15 AM StevieWillShowYou
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The 2008 comedic film '''''Hamlet 2''''' stars Steve Coogan as high school drama teacher Dana Marschz. A recovering alcoholic and failed actor, Marschz generally has no real pull at the high school where he works; he's also become known more for his poor adaptations of famous films than for his ability to teach anyone anything. At the start of the most recent semester, he learns two things: the school has cut its budget so much that his drama class has become the only arts class left, and even that won't save his department from getting shut down at the end of the semester.

Despondent over the impending loss of his career (as well as numerous other personal issues), Marschz decides to go all out for his last big production in the hopes that he can save the drama program. Out of sheer desperation, Marschz writes a "sequel" to the play ''{{Hamlet}}'' which tosses in time travel, Jesus Christ, and the showstopping musical number "Rock Me Sexy Jesus". When the school learns that Marschz plans to put on the patently controversial play at the school, it orders him to stop production.

While Marschz's students rally behind him and make plans to put the play on elsewhere, the school's cancellation of the play catches the attention of Cricket Feldstein (AmyPoehler), a civil liberties lawyer who turns the issue into a fight for free speech (and makes the play a national story in the process). Her work ends up attracting the attention of numerous other groups, all of whom plan to protest Marschz's one last chance at greatness...

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The 2008 comedic film '''''Hamlet 2''''' stars Steve Coogan as high school drama teacher Dana Marschz. A As a recovering alcoholic and failed actor, Marschz generally has no real pull at the high school where he now works; he's he also become known more earned a reputation for his poor adaptations of famous films than for instead of his ability to teach anyone anything. At the start of the most recent semester, he Dana learns two things: sobering facts: the school has cut its budget so much that his drama class has become remains the only arts class left, left in the curriculum, and even that won't save his department class from getting shut down the same fate at the end of the semester.

Despondent Marschz, now despondent over the impending loss of his career (as well as numerous other personal issues), Marschz decides to go all out for his last big production in the hopes that he can an attempt to save the drama program. Out of sheer desperation, Marschz He writes a "sequel" to the play ''{{Hamlet}}'' which in the depths of his desperation; the "sequel" tosses in time travel, Jesus Christ, and the showstopping musical number "Rock Me Sexy Jesus". Jesus" into the family drama of The Bard's famous play. When the school learns that Marschz plans to put on the patently controversial play at the school, it orders the higher-ups order him to stop production.

While Marschz's students rally behind him and make plans to put the play on elsewhere, the school's cancellation of the play catches the attention of Cricket Feldstein (AmyPoehler), a civil liberties lawyer who turns the issue into a fight for free speech (and makes the play a national story in the process). Her work ends up attracting in protecting Dana's rights soon attracts the attention of numerous other groups, all of whom plan to protest Marschz's one last chance at greatness...
greatness.



* AdamWesting: Elizabeth Shue, who's quit show business and become a nurse.
* AnachronismStew: [[RuleOfFunny Done on purpose.]]
* BillyElliotPlot: Subverted with Octavio -- his parents don't want to let him do the play, and Marschz assumes because they're Hispanic that it's an example of this. It's not; they're wealthy middle-class [[EducationMama pushy parents]] who don't want him to waste his time on such a terribly-written play.

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* AdamWesting: Elizabeth Shue, who's quit Shue quits show business and to become a nurse.
* AnachronismStew: [[RuleOfFunny Done Dana does this on purpose.]]
* BillyElliotPlot: Subverted
purpose with Octavio -- his parents don't want to let him do the play, and Marschz assumes because they're Hispanic that it's an example of this. It's not; they're wealthy middle-class [[EducationMama pushy parents]] who don't want him to waste his time on such a terribly-written play."Hamlet 2".]]



* TheChewToy: Poor Yolanda, who gets injured in almost all of the scenes she appears onscreen
* CaptainObvious: Gary.

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* TheChewToy: Poor Yolanda, who Yolanda gets injured in almost all of the scenes every scene where she appears onscreen
onscreen.
* CaptainObvious: Gary.Gary



* DeconstructedTrope: The film serves up a deconstruction of the SaveOurStudents trope (see below).
* FixFic: The play is essentially this for Hamlet, considering how he [[spoiler:uses Jesus's time machine to prevent the deaths of his loved ones]].
* FrivolousLawsuit: Cricket gets knocked over at the play and threatens to sue everyone.
* FreudianExcuse: The principal
* FreudianSlip: At one point, Dana calls the principal "Daddy" and screams about how he never believed in him -- while they're arguing about something else entirely.
* GiftedlyBad: The entire show. [[spoiler:Dana eventually learns to accept this.]]

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* DeconstructedTrope: The film serves up a deconstruction of the SaveOurStudents trope (see that entry below).
* FixFic: The play is essentially this Dana turns "Hamlet 2" into one of these for the eponymous Hamlet, considering how he who [[spoiler:uses Jesus's time machine to prevent the deaths of his loved ones]].
* FrivolousLawsuit: When Cricket gets knocked over at the play and play, she threatens to sue everyone.
* FreudianExcuse: The principal
*
FreudianExcuse / FreudianSlip: At one point, Dana calls the principal "Daddy" and screams about how he never believed in him -- while they're arguing about something else entirely.
in the middle of a whole other argument.
* GiftedlyBad: The entire show. show comes off as this. [[spoiler:Dana eventually learns to accept this.it.]]



* MushroomSamba: Some of the students slip acid into Dana's iced tea early in the film. He wakes up on an abandoned couch minus his pants.
* OffTheWagon: As part of Dana's DarkestHour sequence.

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* MushroomSamba: Some of the students slip acid into Dana's iced tea early in the film. He wakes up on an abandoned couch minus -- without his pants.
* OffTheWagon: As This happens as part of Dana's DarkestHour sequence.



* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: InUniverse, the titular play crosses so many lines that [[spoiler:the protest lands it a Broadway run.]]

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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: InUniverse, the titular play crosses so many lines that [[spoiler:the protest lands it eventually earns the play a Broadway run.]]



** One of the earlier ads was simply the name of the film, with a voiceover which says, "We apologize to the following groups this film may offend." It then proceeds to list ''everyone''.
* TheRival: in a parody of this trope, Mr. Marschz' rival is the school paper's drama critic -- a kid who looks like he's 13.
* RunningGag: No one is able to pronounce Mr. Marschz' name correctly
** Yolanda getting hit in the face with something.
* SaveOurStudents: The film is a parody of the "inspirational teacher" genre, mainly by making the teacher a pretentious blowhard and the needy kids actually pretty bright (at least some of them).
** One scene has Octavio, a Latino student, telling Mr. Marschz that his parents won't let him do the play. Mr. Marschz proceeds to go to "the barrio" to talk them out of their "ethnic narrow-mindedness," and then pans out to show that Octavio's parents have an enormous house, with his father being an accomplished novelist and his mother a painter, Octavio himself having a 3.9 GPA and early acceptance to Brown, and that their disapproval of the play is not that it's artistic but that it's badly written
* ShoutOut: Lampshaded.
--> Elizabeth Shue: He's doing [[TheKarateKid the Crane!]]
* SmallTownBoredom: Tucson isn't really ''small''[[note]]It's the second-largest city in Arizona and home to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Arizona a major research university]][[/note]], but given it's described as the place where dreams go to die ''in the opening monologue...''
* StylisticSuck: "Hamlet 2".

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** One of the earlier ads was simply for the film showed just the name of the film, film and followed it with a voiceover which says, "We apologize to the following groups this film may offend." It then proceeds to list offend" before listing ''everyone''.
* TheRival: in a parody of this trope, Mr. Marschz' Dana's chief rival is -- the school paper's drama critic -- is a kid who looks like he's no older than 13.
* RunningGag: No one is able to can pronounce Mr. Marschz' name correctly
correctly.
** Yolanda getting gets hit in the face with something.
* SaveOurStudents: The film is a parody of parodies the "inspirational teacher" genre, mainly genre -- chiefly by making turning the teacher into a pretentious blowhard and the needy kids actually pretty bright (at making at least some of them).
the "needy kids" pretty bright.
** One scene has It also parodies the BillyElliotPlot in a brilliant manner: Octavio, a Latino student, telling Mr. tells Marschz that his parents won't let him do the play. Mr. Marschz proceeds to go Dana heads down to "the barrio" to so he can talk them Octavio's parents out of their "ethnic narrow-mindedness," and then narrow-mindedness". The camera pans out to show that Octavio's parents have an enormous house, with his father being an accomplished novelist and his mother a painter, cushy home; Octavio himself having has both a 3.9 GPA and early acceptance to Brown, and that their Brown. His parents' disapproval of the play is comes from a disdain not that it's artistic for the arts (his father and mother both make a substantial living from writing and painting, respectively), but that it's badly written
for the play's poor writing.
* ShoutOut: Lampshaded.
Lampshaded:
--> Elizabeth Shue: '''Elizabeth Shue:''' He's doing [[TheKarateKid the Crane!]]
* SmallTownBoredom: Tucson isn't really ''small''[[note]]It's the second-largest city in Arizona and home to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Arizona a major research university]][[/note]], but given it's described how the film describes it as the place where dreams go to die ''in in the opening monologue...''
monologue...
* StylisticSuck: "Hamlet 2".2" (the play, not the movie itself)



* WellDoneSonGuy: Dana apparently has something like this going on with his own father, and has adopted the school's principal as something of a warped substitute.
* TheVoiceless: Yolanda. [[spoiler: She finally talks near the end and gives the hungover and depressed Dana a GetAholdOfYourselfMan / ReasonYouSuckSpeech]].

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Dana apparently has something like suffers issues about this going on with his own father, father -- and has adopted the school's principal as something of a warped substitute.
* TheVoiceless: Yolanda. [[spoiler: She finally Yolanda, who [[spoiler:finally talks near the end of the film and gives the hungover and Dana (by now depressed Dana and hungover) a GetAholdOfYourselfMan / ReasonYouSuckSpeech]].ReasonYouSuckSpeech]].

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-->''OH MY GOD, IT'S JESUS!''
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