Monday, January 01, 2007
The History Boys
"History is just one f@#king thing after another." This is the definition of history in the charming British film, The History Boys. A group of young men, at a small British grammar school, become candidates for Oxford Cambridge. The headmaster hires a teacher to coach them toward acceptance to the prestigious university. This not only effects the students, but also the faculty. This film explores the philosophies of education, dreams and ambition. Struggles with sexuality, religion and scandal are addressed as well. I was surprised how much I liked this film, the audience I saw it with applauded at the end ... well deserved!!