Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hamlet 2

Dana Marshcz (Steve Coogan) is an actor. Well, he was an actor, and an absolutely terrible one at that. After squeezing his way into a handful of god-awful blink-and-you-miss-it TV roles as a young man, we join him a little further down the line, as the drama teacher at West Mesa High in Tucson Arizona. Whatever Dana Lacks in talent, he frantically tries to make up with his ludicrously ambitious and downright ridiculous school theatre remakes of American modern movie classics. With his last two disastrous stage adaptations (‘Erin Brockovich’ and ‘As Good As it Gets’) crucified as usual by the school paper’s fearsome 13 year old critic Noah, Dana is reduced to a blubbering wreck. But as Dana feels like he has nothing left to give, Noah inspires Dana to write something new… Something original…

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