• Release Date: Aug 22, 2008
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Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

Summary: Dana Marschz--the last name is pronounced...oh, any attempt is close enough, really--is a failed actor-turned-high school drama teacher. Shortchanged in the talent department, Dana still harbors ambitions and passions. At Tucson, AZ's West Mesa High School, Dana sees himself as an inspirational teacher, but when his department is targeted for closure, Dana must reach deep into himself for creativity. After much perspiration, he conceives a sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet - a musical-theater extravaganza that will disdain both political correctness and dramatic credibility. With rehearsals underway, objections from school officials and the community are soon raised, but Dana will not be denied his freedom of artistic expression. After all, "to thine own self be true." Dana gets unexpected support from ACLU attorney Cricket Feldstein and his favorite actress, Elisabeth Shue. Above all else, he fervently believes that his opus must be staged, and nothing can break his optimistic spirit. (Focus Features)
Runtime: 92 min
Rating: Rated R for language including sexual references, brief nudity and some drug content.
Production: Bona Fide Productions
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Languages: English, Spanish
Home Release Date: Dec 16, 2008
Director Credit
Andrew Fleming Director
Writer Credit
Andrew Fleming Written By
Pam Brady Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Catherine Keener Brie Marschz
Elisabeth Shue Elisabeth Shue
Steve Coogan Dana Marschz
Cast Credit
Amy Poehler Cricket Feldstein
Arnie Pantoja Vitamin J
David Arquette Gary
Joseph Julian Soria Octavio Marquez
Marco Rodríguez Mr. Marquez
Marshall Bell Principal Rocker
Melonie Diaz Ivonne
Michael Esparza Chuy
Natalie Amenula Yolanda
Phoebe Strole Epiphany Sellars
Shea Pepe Noah Sapperstein
Skylar Astin Rand Posin
Producer Credit
Aaron Ryder Producer
Albert Berger Executive Producer
Andrew Fleming Executive Producer
Eric Eisner Producer
Evan Lesser Associate Producer
Jacob E. Ryan Associate Producer
Leonid Rozhetskin Producer
Michael Flynn Executive Producer
Pam Brady Executive Producer
Ron Yerxa Executive Producer
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