School Of Rock
Saturday, go!, 7pm, PG (2003)
Jack Black’s inspired and energetic performance, a razor-sharp script from Mike White and the astute directi on of Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, A Scanner Darkly) ensures this is a winner. As a rock-obsessed slacker, Black drums up plenty of laughs as he assumes the identity of his teacher roommate and decides to shape a class of private school kids into rock gods. Funny without being gross, sweet without resorting to sentimentality, this will strike a chord with the whole family, and the AC/DC-led closing credits sequence is fantastic.