An excellent expose of the elite public school system in Britain and the hidden bonds behind the "old school tie"
Interesting struggle between whats expected to keep up appearances and the fight for acceptance and being oneself. Not one I'd watch again but interesting nonetheless
Only worth watching to see a young Colin and Rupert, though they were much more entertainig together in "The Importance of Being Ernest". This movie was pretty dismal.
Could not get into this movie despite good cast. It was just too old boy!! Thought it may have been as good as the movie Maurice just watched but set in different era.
Worth a watch though!
a little confusing at times but still very enjoyable
This film is dated but still effective in addressing some of the issues facing same sex attracted people. Set in the austere and repressive English private school system between WWI and WWII, preserving the upper- class is paramount (regardless of how a destructive force it can be) and is undoubtedly the central issue on which the film revolves. Disillusionment, coupled with immaturity, leads the main character to question his values, his heritage and eventually we observe his defection to a foreign power. Homosexuality is also a dominant theme, an activity in which many of the students indulge but will not admit too when it becomes public knowledge.
This movie was all political which left me wondering what it was all about
This is an excellent English movie exploring a variety of themes including the politics
This movie comes with good period production values and hasnt obviously dated from '84 (aside from the sanitised homosexual context you'd expect). The foppish cast are annoying (even the abusive boys are half-hearted about it) but overall its harmless tale worth a watch.
This 20 year old film starring a very young and youthful looking Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, depicts life in an all boys English Public School during the 1930's. Whilst appreciating that "times have changed" it was interesting to watch the "prefects" power struggles and student relationships, particularly dealing with the sexual "preferences" of Guy Bennett (Rupert Everett) being acknowledged as long as it doesn't upset the protocol and history of the establishment.