School of Life

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Family
Release Date: October 14, 2005 (limited)
DVD: January 3, 2006

Current rating: Rating: 4.64
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Cast: David Paymer, Ryan Reynolds, Ellie Warner, John Astin, Kate Vernon


There’s a new teacher in town and he’s taking Fallbrook Middle School by storm. He’s cute. He’s cool. He’s unconventional. The students love Mr. D (Ryan Reynolds). The faculty admires him… except Matt Warner (David Paymer), the uptight biology teacher who dreams of winning the Teacher of the Year award.

Mr. Warner’s dad, Stormin’ Norman (John Astin), was Teacher of the Year 43 years in a row, and now Matt is determined to make this his year. But with Mr. D. on the scene, Mr. Warner sees his chances slipping away. He simply can’t compete when even his own son idolizes Mr. D. Instead of taking things lying down, Matt decides to take Mr. D. down. But when Mr. Warner uncovers the secret Mr. D. is hiding, the teacher and all of Fallbrook learn a lesson they’ll never forget in the school of life.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in British Columbia. Several cast members are Canadian.

Director: William Dear
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Rosanne Milliken
Screenplay: Jonathan Kahn
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