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Rock School

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Engaging documentary rated R because of language.

Movie R 2005 93 minutes
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A documentary about school doesn't sound like much fun, but Don Argott's ROCK SCHOOL is by turns boisterous, charming, and surprising. Focused on founder and teacher of the school, the movie shows Green to be bigheaded and foul-mouthed, the ideal star of his own show. "My ego," Green pronounces, "is as big as the whole universe. I invented something so I could be the best at it."

For all his obnoxiousness, Green is an effective instructor for many of his students. He is also always performing -- for Argott's camera, for his students and their parents, for himself. This makes him a fascinating character, a mix of arrogance and insecurity, generosity and narcissism. And in the end, he reveals himself to be a compassionate character despite his aggressive teaching style.

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