movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] Most people didn’t like this — 3.7 on IMDB?!?! I think it’s the use of children in a comedy. It’s a taboo.

PLOT SUMMARY: Negligent school with asshole principal is going to be shut down within a day — unless the powerless non-tenured vice principal can save it.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Embezzling principal tries to sell childrens’ future.

PEOPLE: Rob Corddry (What Happens In Vegas, Harold & Kumar 2, Blades Of Glory, Old School) plays the sociopathic dick of a principal — best described as a cross between Seymour Skinner of The Simpsons and Dwight Shrute of The Office. Jason Biggs (the pie-fucker from American Pie, Saving Silverman, and the awful Jersey Girl) plays the powerless vice principal who must save the school. It’s a coming-of-age story for him, in a sense. Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) plays a drug-addled, county-level administrator, but I mistook her as Tessie Santiago from The Cell 2. Also with Ed Helms — Andy Bernard from The Office.

There’s also a bunch of minor actors I’ve seen in various spoof and comedy movies, but I’m not going to list them all. You have IMDB for that.

QUIRKS: Crazy random drug use on Eva Longoria‘s part really added some random comedy, but what really made this movie was the children being used in subversive ways, being made to be personal servants to the evil principal, being cussed at by negligent teachers. Usually I can’t stand any movie with kids in it, and would prefer movies to have no children. This movie, however, actually used children in a way I like: subversively. That aspect reminds me of Wonder Showzen.

Was that a montage at the beginning?

BAD STUFF: A lot of people hated this movie, and claimed it was one of the worst movies they’ve ever seen. But 12% gave this movie a 10/10 on IMDB too. And the next 20% gave it 6-9/10. So obviously not everyone feels the hate. However, a whopping 46% rated this only 1-3/10. If you’re uptight and love children, you might not want to watch this.

CONCLUSION: A great comedy movie for those who hate school, aren’t fond of children, and enjoy seeing an 8 year old cussed out by a drunk school teacher. Most people hated this movie, but I liked the subversiveness.

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 8/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 6/10. Of course, Carolyn was falling asleep during it, and that always causes her to lower her ratings… So I tend to think she could have enjoyed this more. I almost rated it 5/5 stars.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: an astoundingly low 3.7/10, Netflix: 2.5/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 3.3/5 stars–It guessed right again).

RECOMMENDATION: People seem to either love this or hate it…. And more seem to hate it. We DESPISE children, and thought it was going to be an awful movie because children started showing up. But it was actually awesome the way they used kids. If you’re subversive, you’ll enjoy seeing a teacher call an elementary school kid a whiny bitch.

SIMILAR MOVIES: The inappropriate use of children makes me think of Wonder Showzen.Mood: getting hungry again
Music: KMFDM – Headcase (Fix Mix by Angelspit)