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Hamlet 2 (2008) Movie Information

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Andrew Fleming


Steve Coogan
Catherine Keener
Joseph Julian Soria
Skylar Astin
Phoebe Strole
David Arquette





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A high school teacher tries to turn his drama class into a new play that is based off the Shakespearian Hamlet. As a failed actor his depression turns to happiness with the potential success of his play that he must hide from the administration. Comedy.

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Chris Kavan 08/02/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A different kind of comedy - non-musical fans won't have as much fun, but overall there should be enough craziness for even musical haters to laugh with. Steve Coogan is too underrated - he shines and the musical at the end is pure joy.

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The SHC 03/05/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I had very good expectations when I saw the theatrical trailer for this movie. Somehow, I had a gut feeling that this would be one of the greatest comedies of the year (which is saying something, since last summer came out with some great comedies) and that it would largely be unrecognised by the critics. Well, I was right. The movie absolutely laugh-out-loud hysterical and was panned by critics. Didn't do to hot at the box office, either. But hey, that was a very competitive year. The plot is very creative, centering aroound an untalented Drama Teacher who can't act (masterfully potrayed by Steve Coogan) who, in an attempt to save the drama department, writes a sequal to William Shakespeare's Hamlet. A must-see and highly recomended

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Snoogans 02/02/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Very funny satire that contains lots of irreverent humor and some clever musical numbers. This is a fun, goofy film that gets better with each viewing.

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goodfellamike 09/05/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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A clever, silly comedy that gets a lot of momentum from Coogan's all-stops pulled performance as the clumsy, beguiling drama teacher who writes the improbable title play; some weird moments can be found for sure, but it's consistently funny and the production of Hamlet 2 is pretty hilarious and entertaining. Final Grade: B

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08/30/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

The deuce is correct

In what is probably the most outrageous comedy of the year, Hamlet 2 is the story of a high school drama program (Stever Coogan) who in a desperate attempt to save his failing drama program puts on an outrageous play. Lots of jokes directed at religion and race, but most of the humor comes off as "I can't believe they just said that" and it works brilliantly. By the time the show opens, it's met with much controversy that fuels its success.

Coogan is great, Keener and Arquette aren't given much to do but work well with what they have. The high school students though each have their own unique personalities and do a surprisingly good job. By the time the song Rock Me Sexy Jesus rolls around, you should the outrageous show starts to make sense.

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08/27/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rock Me Sexy Jesus!

I had huge expectations for this movie. Well, i knew it would fall short, NOT SAYING THAT IT DID, but maybe not huge expecation, more like, I was hugely excited for the movie. It seemed well done in trailers and previews, like Tropic Thunder, but Tropic Thunder just didn't live up. Hamlet 2 lived up, but didn't exceed any of my expectations.

Above Average? Somewhat? Amazing. No.

Though lots of critics are loving it, I actually might just prefer this over Tropic Thunder. I mean not many mentionables here. The Acting is sub-par. Steve Coogan does a good job, but the rest was just bad. From David Arquette to teen actors playing high school students, acting wasn't strong. Besides, with all the screenplay Arquette had, He spent most of the time standing in the background while Steve Coog...

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