Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another great movie brings me back to my blog.

Last week I saw a gem of a movie. Yes, the story was a .. deja vu. Bad-ass students finally meet their match and begin to show their good side. I was reminded of movies like Dangerous minds,
Sister Act, School of Rock. etc And yet, this movie is worthy of my blog :) I loved it. To me, its way way way better than the movies I just mentioned. Its entertaining, amusing and very touching.
And, its i might be a biased Well, so the winning points are----
1) The actors are all so natural. No over-acting here.
2) Story is told in flash-back, so we are in the year 1949 in france, so everything is old-worldly European, which i adore.
3) The story is not exactly new, but the way its presented is so sweet.! Feels like new :)
4) The kids are endearing, esp. little Peppinot.
5) Humour, thankfully, is present.
6) Its a tear-jerker, but only mildly so. It will move you, but you wont cry. And if you do,
they will be "khushi ke aansooon", coz its always nice to see sad abused children blossom when treated with love :) sniff sniff.........go watch it.

Psst..heres the synopsis, taken from :

Fond de l'Etang is a boarding school for troubled boys located in the French countryside. In the mid-twentieth century, it is run by the principal M. Rachin, an egotistical disciplinarian whose official unofficial mantra for the school is "action - reaction", meaning that there will be severe consequences for any boy out of line. This approach does not seem to be working as the boys as a collective are an unruly bunch. In turn, the teachers don't teach, but are always watching out for the next subversive act from the boys. January 15, 1949 marks the arrival to the school of the new supervisor, M. Clément Mathieu, a middle-aged man who is grasping at finding his place in life after a series of failed endeavors. Although he does find the boys an unruly lot, Mathieu does not believe in the "action - reaction" policy, and as such, butts heads with Rachin while secretly undermining the policy...