This is such an iconic, ‘coming of age’ film that came about before teen dramas were all the rage. Starring Academy Award winner Robin Williams, as well as still-familiar faces Ethan Hawke & Robert Sean Leonard, the plot goes beyond the tale of a boys’ boarding school to follow the unique life stories of the boys who find themselves there for whatever the reason. What I didn’t realize until I did some deeper research was that the script was written by Tom Schulman, based on his life at the Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville – just down the road from me! Small world…
Though it’s only rated PG, quite mild for today’s ‘teen movie’ standards, I still don’t think I’m ready to let my elementary school children watch it due to it’s powerful and mature themes. However, I am excited to watch it with my hubs this weekend and see if it still makes the same impact on me now as it did when I first saw it when I was in high school (am I really that old?).
Would you like to relive the magic & memories too? Thanks to the fabulous folks at Disney, I get to give it away to one of my readers as well.
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