Stephen Fry, Jemma Redgrave, Joseph Beattie, and Alex Pettyfer star in director Dave Moore's adaptation of Thomas Hughes' timeless coming of age tale. The time is the mid-1800s, and Tom Brown is a timid student at Rugby Public School. Confronted with relentless bullying, the homesick schoolboy makes the transformation into a courageous student who isn't afraid to face life's obstacles by confronting his fears, standing up for what's right, and fighting to overcome the many pratfalls of adolescence. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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british schoolboys left to their own devices. smoking, drinking, gambling, and fighting. canings, rape, and rich people elitism. special friendships, standing up to bullies and for what's right. i thought it was a very good movie.
A gritty and at times gruesome adaptation of an important 19th-century novel. In the context of current concerns about bullying in our schools, it puts things in historical perspective. As always, Stephen Fry is sublime.
We really liked this movie, but I was surprised to find that there is objectionable material. The lessons learned by this young man in boarding school are timeless.
But they are also learned from watching young men who are "high" on their wealth,
their power, and their lustful desires! SO, the caution to families...you need to screen it first, and if you see fit edit out the small but impacting parts where a young woman is raped, as well as some early materials these young men are looking at, that are very un-family friendly. So, a wonderful movie, with some cautions needed!