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USA 2011, 94 minutes
Dir. Tony Kaye
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama


“a powerful, incisive and emotionally stirring film that provides keen insight into an over-saturated topic.”~Paste Magazine

Aroview: The magnetic Adrien Brody plays gifted but disillusioned substitute teacher who connects with troubled students, teachers and a young prostitute in this confronting yet powerful tale of education in the modern world.

It's from the British director of AMERICAN HISTORY X, and it's a bleak yet compassionate world view that we usually associate with Northern English cinema, so it's both sobering and telling to see this as a reflection of a USA under harsh economic pressure. Attracting a first-rate supporting cast, it's also an indictment of cultural decline, and a testament to the urgent need for education to equip young people for the complicated and highly stressed adult world.

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