Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious idealistic teacher accepts Bennington county, SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery ... See full summary »
After running away from her last foster placement with the Regan family, twelve year old Hollis Woods is placed with a new foster mother, the loving, retired art teacher, Josie Cahill. ... See full summary »
Cate has a small boutique where she sells vintage clothes. She is dating some snob whose mother thinks that Cate is a second class citizen because of her line of work. Harry meets Cate and ... See full summary »
1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for ... See full summary »
Charles S. Dutton,
A young man taking care of his dying mother is distraught and grief-stricken when she finally passes away. On the advice of his doctor, he takes a job in an upscale nursing home, and is ... See full summary »
This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and ... See full summary »
White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching at a small poor school located on Daufuskie ... See full summary »
Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious idealistic teacher accepts Bennington county, SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery community on Yamacrew Island. Staffless 'head' mistress Brown incarnates stupidity and blind rule obedience, her didactic skills consisting in scolding and spanking her students. Pat moves heaven and earth to motivate and educate, but after finally getting through to pupils and parents is refused contract renewal by the arch-conservative authorities. Written by
Very good story, but narrator annoying. Worth seeing.
Basically, this movie was great. The characters were good, the plot, the message, etc. However, I would seriously advise against using a narrator like that again. Having to hear "and she pursed her lips and smiled" while the character did just that was not adding to the movie. I would see the movie for the really interesting and nice story and try to tune out the narrator. And, a little more about the movie: It is based off a book that I have not read, but after seeing this I may It is about a school teacher who begins to teach at a small school on an island on the East coast, with primarily black children. It is set in the 60s or 70s, and the school isn't very good. The children don't really know much about reading and writing, and when he comes they are hard pressed to even name the country they live in. His methods are much different then those being used, and annoy the principal of the not more than 10 children school. It is about Conroy (the teacher) trying to improve the kid's education and how they look at the world.
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?