Dana is a high-school drama teacher. His wife hates him, his students mock him and the 13-year-old critic for the school paper trashes every production he does but when the school threatens to cancel drama, he rises above it to stage the unimaginable. Wholly original, mostly musical and widely offensive, a modern day sequel to Hamlet that is so terrible it might just work.
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- Hamlet 2 review by Jawbreaker
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Hamlet 2 is a real surprise from the Hollywood machine. The premise is tongue in cheek as in theory no sequel to Hamlet's all out finale could exist. However a typical plot mechanism enables Coogan's barmy drama teacher to dream up a powerful and to many, an offensive musical. The play is the backdrop against which censorship, bible bashing, marriage and cutbacks are all played out. The end result is a surprisingly original and laughable tale.