As a questionably talented bar-band guitarist who passes himself off as a substitute teacher, Jack Black has found the signature role for his singular talent. Black has made a career out of flailing his hair, limbs and devilishly gleaming eyes in all directions – in short, acting the way the rest of us wish we could while listening to a favorite rock song – and this musical variation on The Bad News Bears feeds off his frenzied comic showmanship. From director Richard Linklater (who would ironically go on to do a listless Bad News Bears remake in 2005).
Directed by David Fincher. Screenplay by Nancy Grace?