Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a dorm like the other students despite the disapproval of his grown son and daughter.
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While the conflicts in the story - the novelty of an older man attending college; romancing the French teacher - no longer have the same zing, most everything else does. Bing hits all the right notes - musically, dramatically and comedically - and Blake's direction is mostly on point, with some remarkable transitions. Bing's crossdressing moment might just be his finest hour.