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School for Scroundrels - quick review


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted September 30 2006 - 01:18 PM

This film squanders a half-decent premise (loser looking for help with self-confidence) and turns into a not-too-funny game of oneupsmanship that feels neither plausible or convincing. It feels like a film with no re-writes at all, they just filmed the first draft and consequently it falls flat for most of its running time.

I give it 1.75 stars or a grade of C-.
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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Lynda-Marie

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Posted September 30 2006 - 03:15 PM

Another case of all the truly funny bits being shown on the TV ads?
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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted October 01 2006 - 05:19 PM

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Another case of all the truly funny bits being shown on the TV ads?
You're assuming there ARE truly funny bits. There are not. There are a few moderately funny bits. My review/grade is right in line with Patrick's - and that includes half a star simply because I think Jacinda Barrett is cute and I enjoy looking at her. Posted Image

Those who are not similarly enamoured should think twice - no, thrice - before dropping even a rental fee on this one.
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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted October 02 2006 - 12:40 AM

Jacinda Barrett looks really cute with the front bangs (typically you see a lot of forehead in her hairstyles in the movies, but not this one).
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