School for Scoundrels

School for Scoundrels

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One would hold high hopes for a good ol' fashion belly laugh with this comedy from the director of 'Old School' (mind you he also did 'Starsky & Hutch'), the mighty Billy Bob Thornton ('Bad Santa', 'Man Who Wasn't There') plus Jon Heder ('Napoleon Dynamite').<br /><br />Roger (Heder) is a beleaguered New York City meter maid who is plagued by anxiety and low self esteem. In order to overcome this he enrolls in a top-secret confidence-building class taught by the suavely underhanded Dr. P (Thornton). Aided by his assistant Lesher (Duncan), Dr. P uses unorthodox, often dangerous methods, but he guarantees results: Employ his techniques and you will unleash your inner lion.

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  • Director Todd Phillips has become Hollywood's go-to guy for collegiate humor, and though this isn't as funny as his "Road Trip," "Old School," or "Starsky &amp; Hutch," there are some choice sequences of the devious Thornton schooling his milquetoast students... Full Review

  • An inert and muddled mash-up of romantic comedy and theater of stupid cruelty... Full Review

  • Picture seemed certain to either fly high on outrageous humor or crash under the weight of tastelessness. Instead, the movie just sits there and never comes alive... Full Review