Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher at New York's inner-city Calvin Coolidge High: her lit classes are overcrowded, a window is broken, there's no chalk, books arrive late. The administration is concerned mainly with forms and rules (there's an up and and a down staircase); bells ring at the wrong time. Nevertheless, she tries. How she handles the chaos and her despair in her first semester makes up the film: a promising student drops out, another sleeps through class, a girl with a crush on a male teacher gets suicidal, and a bright but troublesome student misunderstands Sylvia's reaching out. A discussion of Dickens, parents' night, and a mock trial highlight the term. Can she make it?
Shannan W (br) wrote: Great movie about saving the earth for our furry friends
Eric C (kr) wrote: Such an unbelievable and sad story
Purav M (jp) wrote: Gripping. But a lot of cliches though.
Adrian B (us) wrote: A few cute moments doesn't justify sitting through 90 minutes. Younger audiences may appreciate it more and would persevere.
Nilufer R (us) wrote: I liked the few acts there were. This one was more like a featured concert. Of course the songs are good too but cirque du soleil should have more act.
Adam B (es) wrote: Comedian is one of my favorite films First, I love Jerry Seinfeld, all of his stand up work, his sitcom, and even his animated film "Bee Movie" Second, this film shows comedians and stand up in general as really hard work, I used to think these guys had it easy, now I realize Comedy is more of an art that takes practise and repitition. Third, it has alot of Comic cameos, from Chris Rock, Jay Leno, Ray Romano, and even the legend himself Bill Cosby Bill Cosby is by far my favorite of the cameos the film also showed a amatuer start off Comic named Orny Adams, he is kind of annoying and full of it, but i think showing him is great for the film, as well as the tone, it lets people know how Comedians start off This film has alot craft, between the dirty smelley comedy night club scenes, to Jerry driving from show to show, it never gets dull, and never un-funny
Eric A (ag) wrote: Promising story devolves into a semi-serious staging of "Springtime for Hitler." Still probably the best movie about a German comedy a capella group ever produced.
Christopher L (ca) wrote: 2.5 stars! it was ok!
Ricardo A (ag) wrote: A cheesy but really entertaining teen version of Frankenstein. Deadly Friend will make horror fans happy.
Orlok W (es) wrote: Disappointing as a whole but partially redeemed by occasional decent touches--Don't expect a get well card!!
Christopher G (ru) wrote: Best 1961 movie! Dare you to prove me wrong!
Martin T (jp) wrote: So-so drama of a woman and her 12 year-old daughter in wartime Italy. Sophia Loren and Jean-Paul Belmondo are good, if slightly on the hammy side. The narrative is a bit loose, but the anecdotes were interesting enough. I was actually quite into it until near the end, where this racism comes out of nowhere. One could argue that it's not racist (or at least not intentionally so) but I didn't care for it at all. Still, I guess it's worth a watch, but not on the godawful Madacy DVD.
bill s (ca) wrote: The start of the action cop movies starts with a bang and teaches what followed the right way to do it.