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Front of the Class (2008)

Brad Cohen who, despite being challenged by Tourette's Syndrom at a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher.

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Brad Cohen (as Jimmy Wolk)
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Norman Cohen
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Diane
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After being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, Brad Cohen defies all odds to become a gifted teacher. As Cohen grows up, he must face friends and classmates who don't realize that he sometimes cannot control his outbursts and a father who seems unwilling to accept his son's condition. Written by Hallmark Movie Channel

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Front of the Class (#58.1)  »

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The first of the 'Hallmark Hall of Fame' movies to air in HD widescreen. See more »

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Brad Cohen: I get that look a lot, but I never let it get to me.
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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Even Better than King's Speech
24 May 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Both "The King's Speech" and "Front of the Class" are centered around speech disabilities. The former around stammering and latter around tourette syndrome. I loved King's Speech. Especially in terms of acting, It is powerhouse but I loved this movie even more. It is much more realistic, and without the big obvious dramatic moments that are present in King's Speech.

Nothing is represented as a do or die situation and there is a strong undercurrent of humor throughout. While tourette has a big affect on anybody's life, the main protagonist Brad Cohen is an elementary school teacher which really complicates things.

A very inspiring story, in a lot of different ways. Whether it is the reason why he chose to teach, or his interviews for the job, or his interactions with his students, everything about the movie is humorous, touching and sublime all together at the same time. This movie remained with me for days.

P.S. I know that Hallmark has a reputation for making sappy films but I can assure you that this is not like that.


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