Despite its Rotten score on the Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Tomatometer:
I decided to rent School of Scoundrels this weekend, hoping that it was one of those movies that critics just don’t understand. Possibly because of my lowered expectations, I was pleasantly surprised by this charmingly sweet comedy that pit the wits of Billy Bob Thornton (of Angelina Jolie fame) against that of Jon Heder (of Napoleon Dynamite fame).
There were enough plot twists and turns to keep things edgy and unpredictable, and enough laugh out loud moments to keep things light hearted and moving, that by the end, I found I had actually enjoyed myself. Plus, the Rotten Tomatoes’ Users Tomatometer scored a somewhat solid 53%, so I know there are a few out there who agree with me. If you’re looking for a good date night renter, or just want something a little different for your comedy movie night, School of Scoundrels should definitely be on your list.
Rent Worthy: Yes