History YMMV / SchoolOfRock

22nd Nov '16 9:37:49 PM Maryloohoo
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* TearJerker:
**The additional backstory the kids get leads to a real tear-worthy musical number in act one, as we see them all trying to be heard by their too-busy, overbearing, or unaware parents in "If Only You Would Listen". This song gets an even more tear-jerking reprise in the second act, as the kids, trying to get Dewey to come with them to the Battle of the Bands, tell him that he was the first one to really hear them.
** Rosalie Mullins gets her own tear-jerking moment in the musical too. Instead of just getting tipsy and jamming to Edge of Seventeen in her quasi-date with Dewey at the dive bar, she gets a heartbreaking number about how she's lost the music and joy in her life, and how Dewey has reminded her a little bit of what it used to be.
21st Nov '16 3:28:50 AM TrueBlue170
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* HilariousInHindsight: Dewey calls ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' his least favorite musical. Its creator Andrew Lloyd Webber did the film's stage adaptation, [[TakeThatUs and even kept that line in.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: Dewey calls ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' his least favorite musical. Its creator Andrew Lloyd Webber did the film's stage adaptation, [[TakeThatUs [[SelfDeprecation and even kept that line in.]]
21st Nov '16 3:28:27 AM TrueBlue170
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* HilariousInHindsight: Dewey calls ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' his least favorite musical. Its creator Andrew Lloyd Webber did the film's stage adaptation, and even kept that line in.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Dewey calls ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' his least favorite musical. Its creator Andrew Lloyd Webber did the film's stage adaptation, [[TakeThatUs and even kept that line in.]]
19th Nov '16 5:37:08 PM JamesAustin
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* AwardSnub: The show didn't win any of the Tonys it was nominated for, though considering it was competing against ''Theater/{{Hamilton}}'' this didn't surprise people.

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* AwardSnub: The show didn't win any of the Tonys it was nominated for, though considering it was competing against ''Theater/{{Hamilton}}'' ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' this didn't surprise people.



* HeartwarmingInHindsight: When playing at the Tony's, and facing some serious competition from Theatre/{{Hamilton}}, Stage!Dewey reiterates that the band's not here to win but to rock, much as Film!Dewey did.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: When playing at the Tony's, and facing some serious competition from Theatre/{{Hamilton}}, ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', Stage!Dewey reiterates that the band's not here to win but to rock, much as Film!Dewey did.
30th Oct '16 5:05:30 PM fearlessnikki
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: As noted under IdiotPlot below, the other teachers could easily have exposed Dewey's ruse. So it's possible that Ms Mullins is merely finally cracking from the pressure of her job and is just in complete denial about the whole thing.



* FanPreferredCouple: While nothing actually happens in the movie, a lot of people like to imagine that Dewey and Ms Mullins dated after the Battle of the Bands. This is mainly brought on by the bar scene, where Dewey is able to get her to let her hair down a little.
** In the stage musical Ms. Mullins is PromotedToLoveInterest for Dewey, with the bar scene serving as the main catalyst for their relationship.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: [[spoiler:The encore at the concert. ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis School! Of! Rock! School! Of! Rock!]]'']]
** After seeing Zack berated by his father in the parking lot, Dewey initiates a class lecture/improvised song about sticking up for yourself. By the end, Zack is feeling much better and even thanks Dewey for the great lesson...in front of the other teachers (who are both awed and slightly jealous).
*** Even better when you see Zack's father cheering him on during the final performance.

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* FanPreferredCouple: While nothing actually happens in the movie, a lot of people like to imagine that Dewey and Ms Mullins dated after the Battle of the Bands. This is mainly brought on by the bar scene, where Dewey is able to get her to let her hair down a little.
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little. In the stage musical Ms. Mullins is PromotedToLoveInterest for Dewey, with the bar scene serving as the main catalyst for their relationship. \n* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: [[spoiler:The encore at the concert. ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis School! Of! Rock! School! Of! Rock!]]'']]\n** After seeing Zack berated by his father in the parking lot, Dewey initiates a class lecture/improvised song about sticking up for yourself. By the end, Zack is feeling much better and even thanks Dewey for the great lesson...in front of the other teachers (who are both awed and slightly jealous).\n*** Even better when you see Zack's father cheering him on during the final performance.



* ShoutOut:
** Lawrence's outfit at the Battle of the Bands is Tetsuo from AKIRA. Just look at him.
** It's probably a reference to Rick Wakeman, who famously wore a cape during live shows in the early 70s (though his was glittery). Note that Dewey gives Lawrence a copy of Fragile, and tells him to listen to Wakeman's keyboard solo on Roundabout.



** The fact of the matter is that most aspiring rock stars, no matter how committed they are to their dreams of music stardom, will not succeed and will have to find some other means of paying the bills. It's not because their drive wasn't strong enough, simply that at some point, RealityEnsues and you have to find a way to provide the basic necessities for yourself.
*** Of course, the movie sets up something of a FalseDichotomy -- a lot of people simply parlay their rock star dreams into another career involving music, such as teaching or writing about it. And of course[[spoiler:, at the end of the movie, Dewey and Ned do just that by setting up an after-school rock music teaching program]]. But the way Dewey acted as if it had to be either one or the other doesn't reflect reality.

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** The fact of the matter is that most aspiring rock stars, no matter how committed they are to their dreams of music stardom, will not succeed and will have to find some other means of paying the bills. It's not because their drive wasn't strong enough, simply that at some point, RealityEnsues and you have to find a way to provide the basic necessities for yourself.
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yourself. Of course, the movie sets up something of a FalseDichotomy -- a lot of people simply parlay their rock star dreams into another career involving music, such as teaching or writing about it. And of course[[spoiler:, at the end of the movie, Dewey and Ned do just that by setting up an after-school rock music teaching program]]. But the way Dewey acted as if it had to be either one or the other doesn't reflect reality.



* ValuesDissonance: The gay jokes at Billy's expense. Wouldn't have raised many eyebrows in the early 2000s but wouldn't be allowed in the film these days. Mike White disowned the film for this reason.
** The musical doesn't necessarily fix this, but they make sure Billy's still a character and not just a walking stereotype (helps that it's on Broadway, as LGBTQ-friendly a venue as you can imagine).

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* ValuesDissonance: The gay jokes at Billy's expense. Wouldn't have raised many eyebrows in the early 2000s but wouldn't be allowed in the film these days. Mike White disowned the film for this reason. \n** The musical doesn't necessarily fix this, but they make sure Billy's still a character and not just a walking stereotype (helps that it's on Broadway, as LGBTQ-friendly a venue as you can imagine).
18th Jun '16 11:58:08 AM Pren
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* HilariousInHindsight: Dewey calls ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' his least favorite musical. Its creator Andrew Lloyd Webber did the film's stage adaptation, and even kept that line in.
16th Jun '16 1:13:18 PM kquinn0830
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* AwardSnub: The show didn't win any of the Tonys it was nominated for, though considering it was competing against ''Theater/{{Hamilton}}'' this didn't surprise people.'

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* AwardSnub: The show didn't win any of the Tonys it was nominated for, though considering it was competing against ''Theater/{{Hamilton}}'' this didn't surprise people.'
16th Jun '16 1:13:08 PM kquinn0830
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* AwardSnub: Didn't win any of the Tony's it was nominated for, though justified in that it was competing against ''Hamilton.''

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* AwardSnub: Didn't The show didn't win any of the Tony's Tonys it was nominated for, though justified in that considering it was competing against ''Hamilton.'' ''Theater/{{Hamilton}}'' this didn't surprise people.'
15th Jun '16 3:55:02 PM kquinn0830
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* EarWorm: "You're in the Band" and "Stick it to the Man".
14th Jun '16 8:01:22 AM Jayalaw
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* AwardSnub: Didn't win any of the Tony's it was nominated for, though justified in that it was competing against ''Hamilton]].

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* AwardSnub: Didn't win any of the Tony's it was nominated for, though justified in that it was competing against ''Hamilton]]. ''Hamilton.''
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