Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil Perry, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life. Written by
Liz Jordan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Filmed at St. Andrews, a private boarding school in Delaware. See more »
The goals used in the soccer practice scene are more modern than what would have been used in 1959. See more »
Keating said that everybody took turns reading and I don't wanna do that.
Gosh, you really have a problem with that, don't you?
N-No, I don't have a problem, Neil. I just... I don't wanna do it, okay?
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Not only will this movie touch your heart and bring tears, it will inspire you to be a better teacher to others and to follow your dreams no matter what the boundaries may be. It is truly poetry on the screen... a great story and a touching social commentary on humanity and life's greatest challenges. If you haven't seen it yet, rent it now. It has taken my love of poetry to an entirely new level!
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