When Posner singing to Dakin, whatever Posner doing with Scripps in front of the class, nailed my heart. Samuel Barnett played charmingly.
Really enjoyed this. Studied the play for English Literature and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I'd loved to have seen the play!
Good but I wish I'd seen the play instead.
smart and sometimes toughtful piece about education, society, nostalgia and '80 britain
Watchıng this İ could tell ıt would make a great play, as ıt originally was. The dıalogue ıs dramatıc and poetıc, but it doesn,t relate so well to screen. The TV-like productıon and the varied acting abilities of some of the actors leaves a lot to be desıred.
Thought nicely of it the first time around, but now having read the play and seen the film tens of times, I find every second is perfectly executed, especially in regard to the acting. It's riveting -- especially as a student -- and literally every action and word in the film serves a purpose.
I love this film!Great dialogue,the cinematography drab(yes) but everything else just comes together so nicely,you don't even notice that until your rewatching it for the umpteenth time.
I wish every school had that kind of teaching.
A tiresome film of a tiresome play. Useless.
All talk and nothing ever really happened. Boring, and put me to sleep instantly.
A fresh "scapigliato" way of telling a quite cinematic topos. It definitely deserves an image on this site!<br>
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A drably realised adaptation, which never quite escapes its theatrical origins and is too preoccupied by familiar Bennett themes e.g. milky left-wing sympathies, a wistful nostalgia for a paternalist education system and its freeing possibilities plus arch gay reference points. Surprisingly short on his usually deft observational touches and filmed in so static a manner it fails to lift the sole, never mind free it.
This is my favorite movie - it definitely deserves an image on this site. To recognize and understand every picture on Mr. Hector's bulletin board is my dream! That would be an education worth having!