Who need Glee? Good British entertainment to match anything Hollywood can come up with.
4 weeks ago
Summary: I loved this film. It tells the story of a group of angst-ridden teenagers in Wales in the summer of 1976 (which I remember well) and their teacher who is struggling, against opposition, to stage a Shakespearean rock musical. Whilst achieving the languid atmosphere of the time, it produces rich characters and has a thread of tension running through it. A very rich and rounded film, produced in the beautiful countryside of Wales. What could be better?
Summary: This film was set in the 1970's. Dig those cars and songs. At first I thought, oh no another high school drama but was taken completely by suprise. Minnie Driver was really good as the feisty schoolteacher. The end is awesome!!
Summary: I really enjoyed this, it is an easy watch and the characters were realistic. I wasn't born until 1990 so not knowing much about the era and it was still a really good film. Very beautifully made, and the soundtrack is nice too. Very relaxing!
Summary: Thought this film was going to be very formulaic to start with, but it really began to win me over once it got started. Sort of drifted along in an episodic way, but really came to life in the musical sequences and brought back to me all the unique magic of being in a school production. Minnie Driver was excellent, and Aneurin Barnard revealed a great singing voice along with the acting talent.
Summary: Sweet without being sentimental: teenagers fall in and out of love, and don’t always get what they want, just like real life. The Welsh setting gave it a freshness, and for once the teachers in the staff-room were treated with realism. I was a teacher in 1976 in just such a school, and recognised a lot of the petty rivalries of staff protecting their own areas of ‘expertise’.