This magnificent movie is based on what I’m assuming is the even more magnificent play written by the equally magnificent Alan Bennett, who also brought us The Madness of King George and some of the funniest live sketches ever seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival:
Oh, this movie is so good. To even compare it to Dead Poet’s Society is an insult to this movie. I fell in love with every single one of these boys, even with their airs and snotty noses and untied shoes. Richard Griffiths shines as Hector, and I fell in love with him too. Teachers like Hector are the ones you tend to remember, and the lessons learned from a teacher like Hector are the ones that stay with you.
See this movie.