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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Billy Bob Thornton
Jon Heder
Jacinda Barrett
Michael Clarke Duncan
Sarah Silverman
David Cross
Horatio Sanz
Matt Walsh
Directors
Todd Phillips
Screenwriters
Todd Phillips
Scot Armstrong
Running Time
101 minutes

School For Scoundrels
Disappointing remake of the 60s rom-com.


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School For Scoundrels

Plot
Nice guy loser Roger (Heder) is the butt of everyone’s joke except the girl he fancies, Amanda (Barrett). He enrols in a confidence course run by the terse Dr. P (Thornton), but when P also takes a shine to Amanda, the gloves come off...


Verdict
A script that suffers the same problem as its characters — lack of confidence — is in dire need of a fire being lit under its arse. All involved could do with learning a thing or two from some scoundrels of the ‘dirty, rotten’ school.


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