History Film / Hamlet2

1st Oct '16 1:07:29 AM Morgenthaler
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The 2008 comedy film '''''Hamlet 2''''' stars Steve Coogan as high school drama teacher Dana Marschz, a recovering alcoholic and failed actor who has earned a reputation for his poor adaptations of famous films (rather than his ability to teach anyone anything). At the start of the most recent semester, Dana learns two sobering facts: the school has cut its budget to the point where his drama program remains the only arts class left in the curriculum, and his class will end up cut at the end of the semester.

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The 2008 comedy film '''''Hamlet 2''''' ''Hamlet 2'' stars Steve Coogan as high school drama teacher Dana Marschz, a recovering alcoholic and failed actor who has earned a reputation for his poor adaptations of famous films (rather than his ability to teach anyone anything). At the start of the most recent semester, Dana learns two sobering facts: the school has cut its budget to the point where his drama program remains the only arts class left in the curriculum, and his class will end up cut at the end of the semester.
22nd Aug '16 9:16:14 AM Universalist
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17th Aug '16 4:27:46 AM MacedonianKing
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* {{Malaproper}}: Mr. Marschz constant usage of the word "''tri''mester" rather than "''se''mester" when referring to school sessions



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

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