SCHOOL OF ROCK
2003, Paramount, 108 min, Dir: Richard Linklater

Jack Black turns it up to 11 in one of his best performances. In this hit musical comedy, the Tenacious D frontman plays a down-on-his-luck musician who bluffs his way into a teaching gig at a prep school and decides that the kids need some lessons in rock & roll. While Joan Cusack and Sarah Silverman offer some resistance, the young band Black nurtures proves a formidable force.


THE GOOD GIRL
2002, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 93 min, USA, Dir: Miguel Arteta

This offbeat black comedy stars Jennifer Aniston as Justine Last, whose marriage to dim-witted Phil (John C. Reilly) and job in a discount store are both dead-ends until a new cashier (Jake Gyllenhaal) obsessed with The Catcher In The Rye arrives and sweeps her off her feet. With Zooey Deschanel. “A droll, well-acted, character-driven comedy with unexpected deposits of feeling.” - J. Hoberman, The Village Voice.


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