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The History Boys (2006)

Cast: Richard Griffiths, Richard Griffiths, Frances De La Tour, more...
Director: Nicholas Hytner, Nicholas Hytner
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Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Comedies, Drama, Foreign, British Comedy, British Drama, Coming of Age , UK
Running Time: 112 min.
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
An unruly collection of clever but crass Thatcher-era English high-school students seek to earn the scores needed to enroll in Oxford and Cambridge in director Nicholas Hytner and screenwriter Alan Bennett's screen adaptation of Bennett's Tony-winning play. The History Boys focuses on a group of eight students, all of them deemed by their overeager headmaster (Clive Merrison) to be the best and the brightest. Though they've been coddled by their humanities-loving instructor, Hector (Richard Griffiths), and their acerbic history teacher, Mrs. Lintott (Frances de la Tour), the boys are deemed in need of additional tutoring; thus, the brash, young Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore) is recruited to challenge them further. The subtle power games the boys used to their advantage with their previous tutors are of no use with Irwin, whose wit borders on the callous. Meanwhile, Irwin's presence -- and a hush-hush scandal -- forces all of the faculty members to reassess their position at the school. Hytner shot The History Boys shortly after the play's Broadway run, to capitalize on the enthusiasm and energy exhibited in the live shows. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

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Worth Watching by ALieb May 21, 2007 - 2:01 PM PDT
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1 out of 4 members found this review helpful
An updated cross between Dead Poets Society and Goodbye Mr Chips.It's not easy to illustrate the way in which young people absorb information and develop knowledge, we needs these sort of movies.




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