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Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  1 January 2005 (UK)
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Drama about life at Rugby School in Victorian England. The headmaster is fair but not effective and life is brutal for the young boys because of bullying and it's consequences. The acting ... See full summary »

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Drama about life at Rugby School in Victorian England. The headmaster is fair but not effective and life is brutal for the young boys because of bullying and it's consequences. The acting and character development are good and the roles well cast. It's a good adaptation of the novel and was filmed at The Rugby School. Written by AbundantDay@hotmail.com

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There were at least two real historical events portrayed in the film, even though they were not in the book: 1) The headmaster closing down the school hunt; 2) The headmaster complaining that before he arrived at the school, there were no masters (teachers) on school grounds at night to keep the boys from bullying, otherwise causing trouble, or getting into mischief. See more »

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When Tom Brown and East encounter Flashman the school bully while carrying water, at one point East is in front of Brown, the next view East is behind Brown. See more »

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Version of Tom Brown's Schooldays (1971) See more »

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a disappointing portrayal
31 October 2008 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

If you think this film is going to be a realistic portrayal of Victorian public school life, you are in for a disappointment.

The costume is excellent, the actors are doing well, but the script is so flat and inconsequential, it is difficult to maintain any 'willing suspension of disbelief' or accompany the characters through their unlikely exchanges, flat moments, and the general lack of impetus for what should have been a riveting story. Instead, we have an enfeebled version of the terror Tom must have felt – enfeebled by the inconsequential, emotionless, pitter-patter dialogue in which Flashman struggles to make himself fear-inspiring and the Christian headmaster fails to catch our sympathy and support. Any such headmaster would have been laughed out of his job 40 years ago, let alone the class-bound oppressive conditions in Victorian England.

I was looking forward to watching this movie and showing it to my students. But for anyone with a knowledge of the book, this film fails to catch an audience – schoolboys simply didn't talk like that because life was much meaner.


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