Movies: Lessons In The Key Of PG

In The School of Rock, three of the hippest indie film princes make a perfect commercial comedy

Dewey Finn, hard-rockin' guitarist, has the music in him. It's just that no one wants it to get out. His bandmates aren't crazy about his three-hour solos, nor is the audience. When Dewey throws himself into a mosh pit of revelers, no one catches him. Fired by the band, he holes up with a friend who is too meek to say no but who does suggest that Dewey help with the rent by selling one of his guitars. The artiste is aghast: "Would you ask Picasso to sell one of his guitars?"

Since Dewey is played by Jack Black, in whose...

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