Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a "battle of the bands" competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight.
Rated: PG-13, Runtime: 109 min, Released: 2003
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Genre: Comedy, Music
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Mike White
Actors: Jack Black, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias, Chris Stack