School for Scoundrels

2006 UR 1h 41m DVD

School for Scoundrels

2006 UR 1h 41m DVD
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A hapless meter reader signs up for a confidence-building course to acquire the self-assurance he needs to win the hand of his dream girl, but the class turns out to be a bust when it becomes apparent that the teacher has designs on the same woman.
Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sarah Silverman, David Cross, Matt Walsh, Horatio Sanz, Todd Louiso, Jon Glaser, Paul Scheer, Ben Stiller
Todd Phillips
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
UR -
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie isn't suitable for kids -- plus, it's just not a very good movie. It's got everything going against it -- foul language, poor behavior, crude humor, and slapstick violence that's so not-funny that it really isn't funny. Save your hard-earned dollars for something better. That said, because Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) stars, kids will be begging to see it. So please take some time to talk about the movie with your kids so you can add your two cents.

Sexual Content

Flirting, kissing. A character draws a crude picture of a breast.


A violent paintball game and tennis game are played for laughs; characters are attacked by other characters; someone's head gets pushed into a toilet; lots of slapstick comedy with hitting, shoving, slapping, and mace-spraying. Assorted things are shot at guys' groins. References to guys being (possibly) raped by a large man.


"F--k" (one instance); "s--t," "goddamn," "a--hole" (all numerous); "hell," "damn," "tits," "ass," "sucks," and "retard."

Social Behavior

Geez, where to begin. This movie includes disrespectful behavior, going behind others' backs for your own gain, making fun of others' shortcomings, and physical and verbal abuse. A character is also shown peeing (no nudity).


Penn and Babolar sports equipment; references to Chicken Soup for the Soul and Tony Robbins seminars; NYC Parking Bureau.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some smoking and drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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