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Starring: Richard Griffiths, Stephen Campbell Moore, Dominic Cooper, Frances de la Tour
Director: Nicholas Hytner
|The discussion about education, elitism, elite universities, happiness, and success reminded me of this delightful and highly entertaining movie. It is not about parenting at all, but teachers, students, exams, and a lot more!|
From award-winning playwright Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George) comes this delightfully witty comedy of eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They're aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success.
Adapted from the original Tony Award winning play and starring the original Tony Award winning cast, The History Boys is an engaging, thought-provoking, and wickedly funny look at history, the pursuit of knowledge, and the utter randomness of life.