History Film / SchoolOfRock

5th Jul '16 10:04:56 AM axle-k89
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** Dewey twice during the parents evening. The first one comes when he sees the police outside the classroom, and realising they were called on him.[[spoiler:The second one comes after the [[ThatCameOutWrong pun that makes the parents think he is a paedophile]]/ The look on his face says it all. Right before a ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment.]]

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** Dewey twice during the parents evening. [[spoiler: The first one comes when he sees the police outside the classroom, and realising they were called on him.[[spoiler:The him. The second one comes after the [[ThatCameOutWrong pun that makes the parents think he is a paedophile]]/ The look on his face says it all. Right before a ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment.]]
5th Jul '16 10:03:51 AM axle-k89
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* LargeHam: Jack Black...what did you expect?

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* LargeHam: Jack Black... what did you expect?expect?
* LaserGuidedKarma: Along with a handful of HoistByHisOwnPetard. Patty berates Ned a lot and insults him for not sticking up for himself. Needless to say, Ned eventually has enough and walks out on her.



* MassOhCrap: The parents in the climax when after chewing out Ms. Mullin she has to inform them with a BrokenSmile, [[spoiler:"I've just been informed that all your children are missing."]]

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* MassOhCrap: The parents in the climax when after chewing out Ms. Mullin Mullins she has to inform them with a BrokenSmile, [[spoiler:"I've just been informed that all your children are missing."]]



** Dewey during the parents evening. [[spoiler:After the [[ThatCameOutWrong pun that makes the parents think he is a paedophile]], the look on his face says it all. Right before a ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment.]]

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** Dewey twice during the parents evening. [[spoiler:After The first one comes when he sees the police outside the classroom, and realising they were called on him.[[spoiler:The second one comes after the [[ThatCameOutWrong pun that makes the parents think he is a paedophile]], the paedophile]]/ The look on his face says it all. Right before a ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment.]]



* ThrowTheDogABone: Dewey all but names the trope at the start of the film when he says he will pay Ned and Patty when No Vacancy wins Battle of the Bands.

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* ThrowTheDogABone: Dewey all but names the trope at the start of the film when he says he will pay Ned and Patty when No Vacancy wins Battle of the Bands. Also, at the end of the same scene when Ned pressures him to pay him at least some of the money he owes him, Dewey agrees to do it if only for Ned.
3rd Jul '16 6:58:03 AM axle-k89
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* BigShutUp: After Dewey is exposed as an impostor and he and Patty argue in the flat, Ned gets fed up of their arguing and yells at them to shut up three times.



* ChekhovsGun: Parents' Night is mentioned, Dewey promptly forgets about it and does his own thing...and then half an hour later the plot element comes to fruition. And because he hasn't been planning, during that intervening half hour of plot, HilarityEnsues.

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* ChekhovsGun: Parents' Night is mentioned, Dewey promptly forgets about it and does his own thing... and then half an hour later the plot element comes to fruition. And because he hasn't been planning, during that intervening half hour of plot, HilarityEnsues.



%%* FantasyForbiddingFather: Zack's dad.

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%%* * FantasyForbiddingFather: Zack's dad. He comes across as overbearing, and doesn't allow him to play the electric guitar, thinking it a waste of time.



* MassOhCrap: The parents in the climax when after chewing out Ms. Mullin she has to inform them with a BrokenSmile, [[spoiler"Your children are missing."]]

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* MassOhCrap: The parents in the climax when after chewing out Ms. Mullin she has to inform them with a BrokenSmile, [[spoiler"Your [[spoiler:"I've just been informed that all your children are missing."]]"]]
* MeaningfulEcho: "One great rock show can change the world." Dewey says this to Freddy after another band invite him out to their van at the Battle of the Band auditions. Freddy repeats this line to Dewey to convince him to join them at Battle of the Bands.



** Dewey during the parents evening. [[spoiler:After the pun that makes the parents think he is a paedophile, the look on his face says it all. Right before a ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment.]]
** The substitute teacher [[spoiler:who comes in the next day and finds her her charges missing, because they've gone to the Battle of the Bands.]] She runs around frantically.

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** Dewey during the parents evening. [[spoiler:After the [[ThatCameOutWrong pun that makes the parents think he is a paedophile, paedophile]], the look on his face says it all. Right before a ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment.]]
** The substitute teacher [[spoiler:who comes in the next day and finds her her charges missing, because they've gone to the Battle of the Bands.]] She runs around frantically.frantically wondering where they are.
16th Jun '16 1:22:22 PM kquinn0830
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* AdaptationExpansion: The show goes deeper into the backgrounds of the kids (i.e. Billy comes from a family of masculine football players, Freddy's dad constantly berates for not doing as well as his classmates, etc.)


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* AscendedExtra: Billy is more prominent here and gets a BillyElliotPlot.
15th Jun '16 5:18:23 PM Jayalaw
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!!Tropes Used

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* AdultFear: For the parents, [[spoiler:learning that a random stranger impersonated a substitute teacher at their kids' private school, used them for a private music project and later on took them for a "field trip".]] While the parents are micromanagers, their MassOhCrap reaction is understandable. Fortunately for them Dewey underwent CharacterDevelopment.



* CharacterDevelopment: Dewey goes from a selfish ManChild to a TeamDad and a CoolTeacher who [[spoiler:learns from the kids how to compromise on the band stuff, which was what got him fired from No Vacancy in the first place]].



* CoolTeacher

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* CoolTeacherCoolTeacher: What Dewey eventually becomes.



* DumbassHasAPoint: Dewey is quite correct to tell Freddy that "Rock ain't about gettin' loaded and acting like a jerk."



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Ned tells Dewey in their first scene together that if Dewey thinks Ned's job's so easy, he should try it. Come Dewey answering a call meant for Ned a few scenes later from Horace Green, and guess what happens.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
** No Vacancy removes Dewey from the band for being a LargeHam and ItsAllAboutMe. [[spoiler:Without him, they end up winning The Battle of the Bands.]]
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Ned tells Dewey in their first scene together that if Dewey thinks Ned's job's so easy, he should try it. Come Dewey answering a call meant for Ned a few scenes later from Horace Green, and guess what happens.



* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:The kids take getting second place at the Battle of the Bands far better than Dewey, who honestly just wanted to one-up his former bandmates.]]

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* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:The kids take getting second place at the Battle of the Bands far better than Dewey, who honestly just wanted to one-up his former bandmates. Dewey eventually joins in their sentiment that they put on a good show, especially when the audience calls for an encore.]]



* HypercompetentSidekick: Summer once Dewey makes her the band manager. And she ''keeps'' the position [[spoiler:when the band becomes an after-school program.]]



* ItsAllAboutMe: Dewey at the beginning of the film. Overcoming it is part of his CharacterDevelopment.



* JerkassHasAPoint[=/=]DumbassHasAPoint: Dewey is quite correct to tell Freddy that "Rock ain't about gettin' loaded and acting like a jerk."

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* JerkassHasAPoint[=/=]DumbassHasAPoint: Dewey JerkassHasAPoint:
** Patty
is quite correct in telling off Dewey [[spoiler:for impersonating Ned. He technically committed fraud and took money that Ned could have gotten.]]
** Dewey also towards Patty for [[spoiler:calling the cops on him at the school, not for his sake but for the kids, in that he wasn't able
to tell Freddy the parents how great their kids were at music once the police outed him]]. It says something that "Rock ain't about gettin' loaded during their fight Ned drops his ExtremeDoormat personality and acting like a jerk."shouts at both of them.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Dewey for impersonating Ned, even though the cops were called on him. The kids still come to rock in the after-school program, which allows him to fulfill his dreams while helping them out even though they lost the Battle of the Bands. This is justified in that Ned doesn't press charges against Dewey and leaves Patty.]]



* MassOhCrap: The parents in the climax when after chewing out Ms. Mullin she has to inform them with a BrokenSmile, [[spoiler"Your children are missing."]]



* OhCrap: Dewey during the parents evening. [[spoiler:After the pun that makes the parents think he is a paedophile, the look on his face says it all. Right before a ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment.]]

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Dewey during the parents evening. [[spoiler:After the pun that makes the parents think he is a paedophile, the look on his face says it all. Right before a ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment.]]
** The substitute teacher [[spoiler:who comes in the next day and finds her her charges missing, because they've gone to the Battle of the Bands.]] She runs around frantically.
* PassThePopcorn: Ned at the climax decides that, after the kids [[spoiler:pick up Dewey and convince him to do the Battle of the Bands with them]], to go and [[spoiler:see the show, even inviting Patty along. He may as well see where the ride ends, having seen the tail end of it. He's disappointed along with the crowd when No Vacancy loses.
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* PrecisionFStrike: Courtesy of Alicia after [[spoiler:Dewey is outed as a fraud and the kids are stuck in school the day they're supposed to perform]]: "I say [[LetsGetDangerous let's get out of here]] and do the ''damn'' show".


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* ShesAllGrownUp: All of the kids [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf8INiBDgVg at a reunion concert]].


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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Dewey to all of the kids, at some point or another, and in the climax they return the favor by encouraging him to do the show with them:
** He comforts Tomika when she suffers an internal crisis about performing because she's self-conscious about her weight and looks.
** Dewey towards Freddie when another band wants to recruit him for the auditions
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In "You're in the Band" Dewey allows the kids who aren't instrumentalists to volunteer for the non-music positions, and makes Summer the manager instead of giving her the role to placate her.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Averted for Summer, since ''all'' of the kids are singing at Broadway professional levels. Dewey makes her the manager off the bat since he recognizes her smarts.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: Ms. Mullin for Dewey. [[spoiler:She even stops him from being arrested for fraud by claiming he's a music instructor at the school.]]
25th Apr '16 6:26:38 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''School of Rock''''' is a 2003 comedy directed by Creator/RichardLinklater (an icon of the American independent film scene going more mainstream) and starring Creator/JackBlack and Joan Cusack.

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'''''School ''School of Rock''''' Rock'' is a 2003 comedy directed by Creator/RichardLinklater (an icon of the American independent film scene going more mainstream) and starring Creator/JackBlack and Joan Cusack.
10th Mar '16 10:48:46 AM deadFreak
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-->"Here's a useful lesson for ya: Give up. Just quit. Because in this life, you can't ''win''. Oh yeah, you can try. But in the end you're just gonna lose ''big'' time! Because the ''world'' is run by TheMan! The Man oh you don't know the ''Man?'' Oh, [[BigBrotherIsWatching he's everywhere]]! In [[PresidentEvil the White House]], [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil down the hall]] ''Ms. Mullins'', ''she's'' the Man. And [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the Man]] ''ruined'' [[GlobalWarming the ozone]]; and he's ''burning down'' TheAmazon; and he [[KickTheDog kidnapped Shamu and put her in a chlorine tank]]! And there used to be a way to stick it to the Man, it was called ''[[ThePowerOfRock rock 'n roll]]''. But guess what? Oh no, the Man ruined that too, with a little thing called '''''[[TakeThat MTV]]!''''' So don't waste your time trying to make anything cool, or pure, or awesome, 'cause the Man is just gonna call you [[YouSuck a fat, washed-up loser]], and crush your soul! So do yourselves a favor, and just GIVE UP!!"

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-->"Here's a useful lesson for ya: Give up. Just quit. Because in this life, you can't ''win''. Oh yeah, you can try. But in the end you're just gonna lose ''big'' time! Because the ''world'' is run by TheMan! The Man oh you don't know the ''Man?'' Oh, [[BigBrotherIsWatching he's everywhere]]! In [[PresidentEvil the White House]], [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil down the hall]] ''Ms. Mullins'', ''she's'' the Man. And [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the Man]] ''ruined'' [[GlobalWarming the ozone]]; and he's ''burning down'' TheAmazon; and he [[KickTheDog kidnapped Shamu ]] [[SeaWorld Shamu]] [[KickTheDog and put her in a chlorine tank]]! And there used to be a way to stick it to the Man, it was called ''[[ThePowerOfRock rock 'n roll]]''. But guess what? Oh no, the Man ruined that too, with a little thing called '''''[[TakeThat MTV]]!''''' So don't waste your time trying to make anything cool, or pure, or awesome, 'cause the Man is just gonna call you [[YouSuck a fat, washed-up loser]], and crush your soul! So do yourselves a favor, and just GIVE UP!!"
29th Dec '15 7:58:29 PM Teenlyokofan7777
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* JustTestingYou: A RunningGag.
12th Nov '15 7:26:25 AM axle-k89
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* BigWhat: Dewey gets two. The first is during the auditions for Battle of the Bands after Summer tells him another band invited Freddy out to their van. The second is a scene or so later when he's told the auditions are over.


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* ThrowTheDogABone: Dewey all but names the trope at the start of the film when he says he will pay Ned and Patty when No Vacancy wins Battle of the Bands.
** [[spoiler:The Battle of the Band officials do this to Dewey and the kids by allowing them to play because they believe the kids to be terminally ill.]]
14th Oct '15 5:05:29 PM dpisel01
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* CoolLoser: Freddy seems to be openly despised by most of his fellow students, but it's likely justified in that he's a wannabe tough guy and the only "cool kid" in a class full of nerds.

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* CoolLoser: Freddy seems to be openly despised by most of his fellow students, students except Frankie, but it's likely justified in that he's a wannabe tough guy and the only "cool kid" (a term used ''very'' loosely here) in a class full of nerds.



* CrackDefeat: [[spoiler:The kids get beaten by No Vacancy (which just so happens to be [[BrickJoke the band that fired Dewey at the beginning of the movie]]), despite the entire crowd going crazy during their performance. They one-up the winners though, because the audience wants an encore.]]

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* CrackDefeat: [[spoiler:The The kids get beaten by No Vacancy (which just so happens to be [[BrickJoke the band that fired Dewey at the beginning of the movie]]), despite the entire crowd going crazy during their performance. They one-up the winners though, because the audience wants an encore.]]



* ExtremeDoormat: Ned, [[spoiler:until he finally stands up to Patty.]]

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* ExtremeDoormat: Ned, [[spoiler:until until he finally stands up to Patty.]]



* FilmingForEasyDub: Instead of Jack Black, it's a guitar. [[spoiler:In the climax of the film, Jack breaks out a guitar solo, but his guitar NEVER faces the camera, so you don't see the necessary hand movements to perform said solo.]] Possibly Lampshaded afterwards by Mullins asking him if that was really him playing. (It wasn't -- the DVD commentaries reveal Jack Black doesn't really play electric guitar that well[[note]]It's Kyle Gass who handles lead guitar in Music/TenaciousD[[/note]]. Most of the guitar playing his character did was actually him miming to a pre-recorded guitar track. He does occasionally play himself, though, such as when teaching Zack the riff to "Smoke on the Water" by Music/DeepPurple.)

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* FilmingForEasyDub: Instead of Jack Black, it's a guitar. [[spoiler:In In the climax of the film, Jack breaks out a guitar solo, but his guitar NEVER faces the camera, so you don't see the necessary hand movements to perform said solo.]] solo. Possibly Lampshaded afterwards by Mullins asking him if that was really him playing. (It wasn't -- the DVD commentaries reveal Jack Black doesn't really play electric guitar that well[[note]]It's Kyle Gass who handles lead guitar in Music/TenaciousD[[/note]]. Most of the guitar playing his character did was actually him miming to a pre-recorded guitar track. He does occasionally play himself, though, such as when teaching Zack the riff to "Smoke on the Water" by Music/DeepPurple.)



** Tomika, initially a ShrinkingViolet, is on her way of becoming one (the way she shuts Freddy up is ''priceless'').

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** Tomika, initially a ShrinkingViolet, is on her way of becoming one (the way she shuts Freddy up is ''priceless'').one.
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