Overall Rank: 10433
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 48
Theatrical Release Date: 08/22/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/21/2008
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Andrew Fleming
Actors: Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria, Skylar Astin, Phoebe Strole, David Arquette
Plot: 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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Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/16/2014
"Rock me sexy Jesus". The story is about 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. Steve Coogan's Character in the film reminds me of jack blacks character in the school of rock, What I mean about that is Coongan's and jacks character both failed at what they loved doing so there had to fight for the dream as hard as they can to make it happen. The movie had good funny jokes and the song musical "Rock my sexy Jesus" was stuck in my head.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/02/2009
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.
The SHC - wrote on 03/05/2009
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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patjohnson76 - wrote on 08/30/2008
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.
I'm taking it down half a star …
LeopardExplosion - wrote on 08/27/2008
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 …
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