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Hamlet 2

One high school drama teacher is about to make a huge number 2.

Steve Coogan Dana Marschz
Catherine Keener Mrs. Marschz
David Arquette Gary
Marshall Bell Principal Rocker
Melonie Diaz Yvonne
Joseph Soria Octavio
Skylar Astin Rand
Phoebe Strole Epiphany
Amy Poehler Cricket Feldstein
Elisabeth Shue Herself

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Aug 25, 2008 - Chicago Tribune
Sep 03, 2008 - mbrdf2 on Hamlet 2
Remember when

You had that really, really weird drama teacher, with those few really weird drama kids?

If you don't, this movie will be a hilarious reminder.

Steve Coogan's portrayal of an ex-alcoholic, neurotic drama teacher trying to save his drama department while working with less than co-operative students is hilarious. The film is funny throughout, with random outbursts of hilarity, with a fairly 'epic' play at the end to cap it all off. Definitely worth seeing- kept me laughing the whole time.

Aug 28, 2008 - Sylar on Hamlet 2
Oh that crazy Jesus...

This was by far the weirdest movie I've seen in a while. The press review has a good synopsis of the plot. Basically, failed actor turned drama teacher tries to save his department from budget cuts with the Worst Idea for a Play Ever. Hilarity ensues.

The heterogenous group of drama students is thrown together because every single other elective at the school had fallen to budget cuts as well, so there's plenty of tension. Especially when the teacher guy tries to go all "Dangerous Minds" on the class. However, the group allows the movie to touch on themes of racism, anti-intellectualism, and high school social stratification, and arguably makes the movie much richer than it could have been.

But don't worry about it getting intellectual - any movie with a musical number called "Raped in the Face" is gonna be mostly fluff. Weird, weird, funny fluff.

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