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R| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Hapless high school theater teacher Dana Marschz (Steve Coogan) writes pretentious musical adaptations of Hollywood blockbusters for his indifferent students to perform. His home life is equally shambolic, with his hostile and unhappy wife (Catherine Keener) having an affair with their lodger (David Arquette). When Dana's latest brainstorm, a musical version of "Hamlet" that includes time travel and a visit from Jesus, threatens to get him fired, his students band together on his behalf.

Cast: Steve Coogan , Catherine Keener , David Arquette , Marshall Bell , Melonie Diaz , Joseph Julian Soria , Skylar Astin , Phoebe Strole

Director: Andrew Fleming

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Focus Features

Hamlet 2 (2008)

Release Date: August 27th, 2008|1 hr. 34 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 13 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's Coogan's breakthrough star performance that holds it all together. He's sensational. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Like its low-key star, Hamlet 2 is more likely to elicit quiet chuckles than raucous laughter. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Elisabeth Shue has a strange role as a version of herself who has given up acting for nursing. show more

  • January 09, 2009 PDXMOVIEKING
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    Sooo glad I saw this Hamlet 2 for free. This was beyond awful. Who gives a good christ about it supposedly knocking christianity. "This movie was hilarious from beginning to end! It does not make fun of Christianty. The focus is on Coogan's pathetic life and rediculous character which will have you rolling with laughter." Seriously? There were no funny moments in the film let alone entire scenes. The main character's life was tragic as in tragic-bad and not interesting or funny in a dark humor way. Lame, horrible script. What was Elizabeth Shue thinking? This film was far from hilarious or even funny from beginning to end. cd7503 you sound like a plant from the movie studio. Don't even waste your Netflix money on this dog.

  • October 07, 2008 Dollygrl56
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    This movie is actually one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my life. my friend & i were actually worried at times that we were going to wet our pants. I don't know WHO would think it wasn't hysterical, but I absolutely loved this movie. Can't wait for the dvd.

  • September 12, 2008 Wwiita07
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    This movie is HORRIBLE

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