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Release Date: August 22nd, 2008

DVD Release Date: December 21st, 2008

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

Production Co: Focus Features

Distributors: Focus Features, Focus Features

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  • Only in its aggressively imaginative profanity is the film consistent. show more

  • Mostly, though, there's the endlessly resourceful, endlessly inventive, bedazzling Mr. Coogan. Hamlet Schmamlet. Not since "Death of a Salesman" has failure been quite so entertaining. show more

  • Attaining somewhat of a bad parody of a comedy, screenwriters Andrew Fleming and Pam Brady have slapped together a string of gags in a hit-and-miss dither. Some of it is quite brainy. show more

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