School of Life
Stodgy educator Matt Warner -- who's determined to win the Teacher of the Year award -- suddenly finds himself competing with a charismatic new history teacher. In an effort to smear "Mr. D," Matt tails him and makes a shocking discovery.
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- William Dear
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that School of Life is a made-for-TV movie with lots of positive messages about making the most of the time we have, taking chances, and having a lasting impact. Spoiler alert: It's a terminal-illness movie, and a major character dies. Neither death nor the illness are explored, but how to be a positive influence and appreciate what time we have together are important themes; a couple of scenes take place in a hospital, and the patient is briefly shown receiving chemotherapy. There's some strong language such as "ass" and "bitch." A student who stutters is frequently mocked by a classmate, but others defend him and teachers correct the bully.
- Sexual Content
- Married adults kiss in bed while wearing pajamas. Two teachers and two tweens kiss briefly.
- A man collapses, speaks a few last words, and dies. There's no gore. One punch in the face. Spoiler alert: A major character has a terminal illness and dies.
- "Ass," "bastards," "piss off," "hell," "Christ," "jackass," "trample on your nuts." A car with "bitch boy" spray-painted on the side is prominent in a few scenes. The middle-finger gesture once; some body-part humor, such as a boy mimicking having breasts.
- Social Behavior
- We don't have a lot of time, so take your shot when you have the chance, make each moment count, and do one thing every day that scares you. When someone gives you something, they give you a little part of themselves that can stay with you forever. If school is the Star Wars universe and students and teachers are Jedis, then the evil empire you must overcome is believing you have limitations.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Adults have champagne; at night a teacher drinks from an indistinct bottle that could be beer or soda.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it