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Angus is fat, dorky and smart, a kid with an uncool pal and a crush on a cheerleader. Angus is funny, rowdy and triumphant, a totally cool movie with a dead-on eye and ear for the hilarious, heartbreaking rite of passage called high school. A great cast (including Academy Award(r) winners* George C. Scott and Kathy Bates as Angus's oddball family) sparks this story about what happens when Angus is named King of the Winter Ball as a prank - and how he turns humiliation into victory. Angus, Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times, "delivers a rousing 'up yours' to all the snotty high school golden boys [and] a climax that I, for one, found wholly the equal of anything in Rocky."
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The film depicts the struggles of Angus Bethune (Charlie Talbert), an intelligent student who is fair at football and has a crush on one of the most popular girls at school. The problem is that she is dating Angus' rival, Rick Sanford (James Van der Beek), who will do anything to humiliate Angus at any opportunity.
For those parents that have children approaching or are in high school then I would highly recommend this movie as it brings home the realities of life for kids that are not in the popular crowd. Angus receives some much needed words of wisdom from his Grandfather (George C. Scott) as times are tough and it is these words that help Angus triumph over the numerous obstacles that he faces in the film.
I won't spoil anything else, but again I highly recommend you purchase this movie if you like underdog stories.
NOTE: I encourage anyone who has not read the short story to do so. It is interesting how a short story can be made into a full length movie.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. These are excepts from the reviews which were written by students in grades 10-12.
4/5 stars"I would tell other people to watch it."
4/5 stars"It is a pretty good movie. Not perfect, but good. They changed some big parts, and did it in a way that worked out. It's one of those cheesy high school movies that you're embarrassed to admit made you sob like your mom watching the Hallmark channel. I give his a four instead of a five because it was a good story, but very predictable."
3/5 stars"I think if they would have kept the movie more like the story, if would have been better, but they did add a few things that I did like."
4/5 stars "I gave this movie a four star since...it had many things about Angus at home, at school, and at the dance. I liked it when Angus kept punching Rick in the face. The thing I didn't like was that his dad died and then his grandfather died on his (the grandfather's) wedding day."
3/5 stars "In my opinion this movie gets a 3 star because it cuts out Angus' four parents being homosexual. That was a major part of the story for me because that isn't very common, and I can see people using that to pick on someone. Having one parent is incredibly common. I did enjoy the addition of Troy's character."
3/5 stars "I thought this movie was average because there were some confusing parts, but I would recommend this movie to a friend or family member."
4/5 stars "All in all I think they did a decent job..." The movie showed more details in the subjects that were just mentioned in the short story. The movie showed more aspects in the real world than fiction like the story."
4.5/5 stars "They kept very true to the story line without changing many major things. The only thing that really bugged me with this movie was the fact that they made Angus and the others freshmen instead of seniors. This, in a sense, caused the movie to seem a little bit more like a typical teenage drama when it came to the conflict between Angus and Rick instead of something more serious like if they were older."
4/5 "I actually got into it and wanted to see what happened to Angus and if he actually got to go to the dance with Melissa. Even though I knew that the story had them together at the end, the movie made it so I was not sure."
realistic teen problems. (No sex scenes) My high school teens and young adults loved how Angus related to his mom, grandfather, buddy, and dream girl. Many teens will empathize with Angus against his nemesis, Rick- who just has everything going for him. Angus struggles, and works through things in a way that is very satisfying. The end is a great triumph of heart and spirit that will make your teen or college age kids want all their friends to see the film too!
Junior-high age group can enjoy it but won't get the deep satisfaction for a few more years.
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