Hamlet 2

Hamlet 2

DVD - 2008
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When his Tucson, AZ school's theater department is threatened to be cut, failed-actor-turned-high-school-drama-teacher Dana Marschz writes a play that he hopes will solve everything. He decides to write a sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. Now, the drama department will stage one of the most politically incorrect musical extravaganzas ever seen. Dana and his class will put it all on the line for a night of conflict and controversial.

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Sunnchilde Dec 15, 2011

"...which leads us to our musical interlude 'Rock Me Sexy Jesus'"
"We're all going to hell for this play."

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bdls206
Nov 02, 2011

Epiphany Sellars: I still get nervous around ethnics.

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bdls206
Nov 02, 2011

Dana Marschz: It's a slippery slope... beer, liquor, dope, coke, meth, chicks with dicks, then jail!

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bdls206
Nov 02, 2011

Cricket Feldstein: You wanna hit me? I would love it if you hit me! I'm married to a Jew, I've got nothing to lose!

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bdls206
Nov 02, 2011

Dana Marschz: It's getting late... and my wife is ovulating.

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bdls206
Nov 02, 2011

Cricket Feldstein: Well, this play is gonna bitch-slap Broadway like a cheap hooker at a gangbang.
Dana Marschz: Uh... yeah.
Cricket Feldstein: Y'know, and those Bible-humping protesters can suck a bag of dicks, 'cause all I ended up doing was giving you free publicity.
Dana Marschz: Yeah, and did you see my dressing room? It has a bidet!
Elisabeth Shue: That was a sink.
Dana Marschz: It was?

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bdls206
Nov 02, 2011

Dana Marschz: Chuy, you're going to have a magical life. Because no matter where you go, it's always going to be better than Tucson.

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ceedeegee57
Oct 30, 2012

I like Steve Coogan, and the meta-nature of Shue's participation, and the cast is generally terrific. However this all just felt... lacking. Oddly underpowered, not as funny as it wanted or needed to be (or indeed thinks it is), not nearly as politically incorrect as it could have been. The best scenes for me were the ones between Coogan and the very young theatre critic for the school paper. Best line "I gotta get going to recess." Not a terrible time waster, but there is much better out there.

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Ichigaga
Dec 19, 2011

Picked this off the shelf despite the bad DVD cover because I like Steve Coogan. Didn't expect much but I really enjoyed it. Coogan's character is an idiot but a nice guy who is trying to make the best of a bad situation. Recommended for people that enjoy their comedies with an intelligent sitirical edge.

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bdls206
Nov 02, 2011

This movie is completely different than anything I have ever seen, and while most of the acting is horrible the story is so much fun that you won't care. I would recommend this to fans of darker comedies.

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bstudent
Oct 03, 2011

not really my type of movie, comedy, etc...

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jennturner
May 25, 2009

I wasn't sure what to expect with this movie, but I have to say, I really enjoyed it. Bizarre and funny - several laugh out loud moments. And "Sexy Jesus" can get stuck in your head for days!

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joseph
Mar 25, 2009

Good - Hamlet 2 (2008) 92 min. – Steve Coogan is funny in this film though some scenes are crude. What makes this picture is its slapstick humour, Coogan’s likeability (eventually) and Catherine Keener’s character playing Coogan’s wife as a tough no nonsense woman. This is not great comedy but it’ll keep your interest until the end. The premise is quite funny to begin with – Coogan plays a drama teacher who writes a sequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet; unfortunately, all the characters in Shakespeare’s play eventually die by the end of the story. No worries, Coogan’s eccentricity solves the problem.

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bdls206
Nov 01, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Nov 01, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Nov 01, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Nov 01, 2011

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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