The History Boys 2006
Amazon Instant Video
|Starring||Samuel Anderson, James Corden|
|Supporting actors||Stephen Campbell Moore, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Andrew Knott, Russell Tovey, Jamie Parker, Dominic Cooper, Samuel Barnett, Sacha Dhawan, Clive Merrison, Penelope Wilton, Adrian Scarborough, Georgia Taylor, Maggie McCarthy, Colin Haigh, Iain Mitchell, David Killick, Patrick Godfrey|
|Studio||20th Century Fox|
|MPAA rating||R (Restricted)|
|Captions and subtitles||English Details|
|Rental rights||48 hour viewing period. Details|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
Using mostly the same cast that made this play popular on stage, The History Boys translates to film beautifully.
I think maybe Britain's a little like Japan in having very high standards at the end of high school (and corresponding student stress) that then fades in university.
The ending did not bother me; for most people who felt that it smacked too much of good university = good positions, well, why not?
We watched it several times and enjoyed it more each time.
The movie "The Dead Poets' Society" starring Robin Williams had a similar theme. Read more
That those young men's testicles are fondled by the obese gay man and that they accept it with no complaint is not realistic … a sad commentary on what is valued as a quality... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Whitney Yow
This is a very intelligently written and well acted screen play. For those of you who enjoyed 'Dead Poets Society' this ups the antie immeasurably. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Catherine
This film is disgraceful on so many levels. It's the Dead Poets Society for the faux-intellectual Left and the Gay and Militant Feminist crowd. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gary T. Starr
The History Boy's was pretty darn good but its a movie I can only give *4* stars too.
There is an underlying theme to this movie, its about homosexuality. Read more
The dialogue is stunning, the acting superb, and the comedy razor sharp.Published 6 months ago by Cynthia M. Martin