School of Rock Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Black, Joan Cusak, Sarah Silverman

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of School of Rock

After getting kicked out of his band and threatened with eviction by his roommate and girlfriend, Dewey Finn takes a job as a substitute teacher to prove he can be responsible.
Click here to see the rest of this review

But the job he gets is actually intended for for his roommate Ned. Dewey took a phone call from the school principal intended for Ned and pretended to be him. He impersonates Ned and lackadaisically teaches the class until he overhears the kids playing during music class. Impressed with their talents he decides to form a rock band and win $20,000 in a Battle of the Bands contest.

He teaches the kids the history of rock music, playing them all the greats and teaching them to loosen up and play their instruments passionately.

Things are going well and Dewey is becoming attached to the kids. He winds over some parents during parent-teacher night and is looking forward to the contest. But then everything falls apart when the first paycheck arrives addressed to Ned.
Best part of story, including ending: The way Dewey becomes a good teacher when he is finally passionate about something (music).

Best scene in story: Dewey fails an attempted stage dive, which is pretty hilarious.

Opinion about the main character: Dewey is very irresponsible and the sort of guy who you like but wouldn't want to have as a roommate.

The review of this Movie prepared by Maria Nunez a Level 11 Prairie Warbler scholar

Script Analysis of School of Rock

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   musical Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   teacher How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like School of Rock

School of Rock Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian