With its endless quotable moments, it's a shame that social media wasn't as prominent back when School of Rock came out in 2003. But leave it to Twitter, this musical comedy is trending thanks to one scene in particular and we're here to tell you why.
For those of us needing a refresher, School of Rock quickly became a household favorite back in the day. The movie followed Dewey Finn (Jack Black), a wannabe guitarist hitting rock bottom. Kicked out of his own band and facing eviction, Finn found himself desperate for a new band and money. Posing as a substitute teacher under his roommate's name Mr. S, the musician lands at an uppity private school in a grade 5 class. Dewey was in total shock upon discovering the students had musical talent. He then embarked on the comedic journey of turning a group of grade-grubbing 10 year olds into rockstars.
Rewatching an early 2000s classic can be a cringe-worthy disappointment for viewers and cast alike. Comedy certainly has changed over the years, and it's no small feat for films to remain relevant. But somehow School of Rock has done just that. Fans are reminiscing over a scene that struck a chord after all these years. Movie lovers are gushing on Twitter over Dewey Finn's self-love pep talk to one of his students. Tomika, played by Maryam Hassan, struggled with body image issues, but thanks to Black's pre-audition speech on self-acceptance, viewers saw her confidence blossom as the plot developed.
This scene is more revolutionary than I think they even knew and it really stuck with me as a child. Especially the last line. pic.twitter.com/KkhvGicjVZ— ✨hamish steele✨ (@hamishsteele) April 18, 2021
But the love isn't just from fans. Maryam herself went down memory lane reminiscing over the trending scene. The artist, now known as Mayhrenate reflected on how thankful she was to be included in such an impactful moment. This 45-second clip featured Dewey Finn, as he shared his own experience: "And you know who else has a weight issue? ... Me. But once I get up on stage, start doing my thing, people worship me. Because I’m sexy! And chubby, man." Can we get an amen?
The verdict is in: Fans declared this rewatch was worth the hype. With messages on body positivity and confidence laced in with hilarious lines and great music, School of Rock created a long-lasting cultural impact on Hollywood. Check back with us next time, for the latest comedy news...