History YMMV / SchoolOfRock

4th Mar '16 5:34:56 AM BugsFan17
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** 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).
27th Dec '15 4:22:21 PM wyattte
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Ned's has to come when he walks out on his crazy-ass girlfriend just as she's shouting at him to try standing up for himself.
19th Dec '15 11:29:10 PM arnoldmcguire335
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** "You are a fat loser and you have body odour!"

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** "You are a fat loser and you have body odour!"odor!"



* RonTheDeathEater: A few people forget that Dewey is meant to be an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist and that getting exposed is meant to be a BreakTheHaughty moment for him. The movie frequently calls Dewey out for his behaviour and we're not supposed to support him until he undergoes CharacterDevelopment in the third act.

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* RonTheDeathEater: A few people forget that Dewey is meant to be an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist and that getting exposed is meant to be a BreakTheHaughty moment for him. The movie frequently calls Dewey out for his behaviour behavior and we're not supposed to support him until he undergoes CharacterDevelopment in the third act.
19th Nov '15 2:39:37 PM fearlessnikki
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* DesignatedHero: Dewey. Mooches off his ExtremeDoormat of a friend, doesn't even try to find work or help with the rent, and takes it extremely personally whenever his behavior is brought up. Looking past the movie's "music is awesome" message, he cheated those kids out of (three weeks of their) education and stole a job from his friend without thinking twice.
** Although he does genuinely care for the kids and helps a few of them gain confidence, which can be a major deciding factor later on in life. The kids who weren't in the band also got some experience handling the technical aspects, like business management and special effects.
* DesignatedVillain: Patty. See StrawmanHasAPoint for more.

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* DesignatedHero: Dewey. Mooches DracoInLeatherPants: People tend to ignore Patty's abuse of Ned and think of her as a DesignatedVillain. Although Dewey ''is'' mooching off his ExtremeDoormat of a friend, Ned at the beginning, Ned only gives him an ultimatum because Patty wants it. Ned doesn't even try appear to find work or help have a problem with Dewey there and he only orders him to move out after he's crossed the rent, MoralEventHorizon by impersonating him. Essentially neither Dewey nor Patty are meant to be in the right.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Freddie is one of the most popular kids, mainly due to being TroubledButCute
and takes it extremely personally whenever his behavior getting a lot of the best lines.
** Katie the bass player in a weird way. She's noticed precisely because she's TheGenericGuy who doesn't get many lines, and doesn't get a solo in the end credits.
* 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 up. Looking past on by the movie's "music bar scene, where Dewey is awesome" message, he cheated those kids out of (three weeks of their) education and stole able to get her to let her hair down a job from his friend without thinking twice.
** Although he does genuinely care for the kids and helps a few of them gain confidence, which can be a major deciding factor later on in life. The kids who weren't in the band also got some experience handling the technical aspects, like business management and special effects.
* DesignatedVillain: Patty. See StrawmanHasAPoint for more.
little.



* IdiotPlot: ''Any other adult'' could have potentially exposed Dewey's masquerade.
** Anyone with working ears could have, too. Despite the efforts to "soundproof" the room, they're playing rock music on amplified instruments for hours every day, yet no one seems to notice except one minor point wherein Mullins sits in on the class.

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* IdiotPlot: ''Any other adult'' could have potentially exposed Dewey's masquerade.
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masquerade. Anyone with working ears could have, too. Despite the efforts to "soundproof" the room, they're playing rock music on amplified instruments for hours every day, yet no one seems to notice except one minor point wherein Mullins sits in on the class.



* RonTheDeathEater: A few people forget that Dewey is meant to be an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist and that getting exposed is meant to be a BreakTheHaughty moment for him. The movie frequently calls Dewey out for his behaviour and we're not supposed to support him until he undergoes CharacterDevelopment in the third act.



** Ned's girlfriend Patty, when you really think about it. Dewey has been bumming at their place for months if not years, while continually refusing to get a steady job and therefore doing little to contribute to the rent. Ned keeps doing whatever he can to accommodate him because they were in a band years ago, while Patty is just supposed to tolerate this. It doesn't change the fact that she seems to take joy in Dewey's suffering, but anyone would be frustrated by that point.
*** Also, although she's annoying and a nag, she points out that Dewey committed fraud by stealing Ned's identity and then exploiting a classroom full of little kids by lying to and manipulating them.

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** Ned's girlfriend Patty, when you really think about it. Dewey has been bumming at their place for months if not years, while continually refusing to get a steady job and therefore doing little to contribute to the rent. Ned keeps doing whatever he can to accommodate him because they were in a band years ago, while Patty is just supposed to tolerate this. It doesn't change the fact that she seems to take joy in Dewey's suffering, but anyone would be frustrated by that point.
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point. Also, although she's annoying and a nag, she points out that Dewey committed fraud by stealing Ned's identity and then exploiting a classroom full of little kids by lying to and manipulating them.



** It doesn't exactly make parents "tightly-wound" for being upset that their kids are learning nothing but rock music, and no academics, for weeks or months on end. Even many rock-loving parents would be bothered by how this would set their kids up for some serious educational problems later in the area (for being behind all the other classes in their grade).
*** The movie takes place over a total of three weeks (Freddy says "We got a three-week vacation"), and it's implied that all the students are academically successful. It's fair to assume they can catch up with some extra homework. Perhaps it's not the best use of their time or the parents' money, but the events of the film won't kill them academically.

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** It doesn't exactly make parents "tightly-wound" for being upset that their kids are learning nothing but rock music, and no academics, for weeks or months on end. Even many rock-loving parents * TechnologyMarchesOn: Dewey's ruse would be bothered by how this harder to pull off once the rise of social media took over. A glance at Ned's Facebook would set their kids up probably alert them.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: Patty's dislike of Dewey
for some serious educational problems later in the area (for being behind all the other classes in their grade).
*** The movie takes place over a total of three weeks (Freddy says "We got a three-week vacation"), and it's implied that all the students are academically successful.
some. It's fair to assume they can catch up with some extra homework. Perhaps it's never said whether or not Patty actually lives in the best use of their time or apartment too but she does admittedly have a right to be annoyed at the parents' money, situation.
* ValuesDissonance: The gay jokes at Billy's expense. Wouldn't have raised many eyebrows in the early 2000s
but the events of wouldn't be allowed in the film won't kill them academically.these days. Mike White disowned the film for this reason.
31st Aug '15 3:21:13 PM NB2000
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** Subverted with the "Heartsick Hungry" ballad by No Vacancy. While the music is good, the singer is trying hard, and everyone looks like true rock stars... [[ReplacementScrappy Spider's]] ridiculous body-winding dance moves and leather shrug/chest tattoo combination turn the performance into one big sight gag.

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** Subverted with the "Heartsick Hungry" "Heal Me, I'm Heartsick" ballad by No Vacancy. While the music is good, the singer is trying hard, and everyone looks like true rock stars... [[ReplacementScrappy Spider's]] ridiculous body-winding dance moves and leather shrug/chest tattoo combination turn the performance into one big sight gag.
14th Aug '15 4:17:43 AM DoctorSleep
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** Although he does genuinely care for the kids and helps a few of them gain confidence, which can be a major deciding factor later on in life. The kids who weren't in the band also got some experience handling the technical aspects, like business management and special effects.
28th May '15 12:04:56 AM ryker
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** 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.
4th May '15 11:55:13 PM shamblingdead2
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** Subverted with the "Heartsick Hungry" ballad by No Vacancy. While the music is good, the singer is trying hard, and everyone looks like true rock stars... [[ReplacementScrappy Spider's]] ridiculous body-winding dance moves and leather shrug/chest tattoo combination turn the performance into one big sight gag.
4th May '15 11:50:13 PM shamblingdead2
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*** Also, although she's annoying and a nag, she points out that Dewey committed fraud by stealing Ned's identity and then exploiting a classroom full of little kids by lying to and manipulating them.
4th May '15 11:48:32 PM shamblingdead2
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* TheWoobie : Poor Ms. Mullins. When all the teachers are yelling at her for the Dewey debacle, she leaves the room and goes to the stairs...to put herself in the corner. Aww!
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