25 December 2013 | jayraskin
Best Literate Comedy Since the Jane Austen Book Club
I was captivated by this movie and laughed from beginning to end.
I do not get the people who did not like this movie. They say nasty things and say nothing about the movie. Did any of them even watch the movie? They all deserve an "F". Yes, everybody who hates this movie gets an "F" in good taste and an "F" in life. Now, go back to High School and learn what you didn't learn when you first attended.
For the rest of us, especially those of us in the teaching profession, this is a gem. Not since Neil Simon retired have we had such sharply drawn characters and such sweet and gentle self mocking humor. It is both English teaching and High School theater that gets gently ridiculed. Yet, underneath the humor there is a real understanding of the importance of both subjects in our curriculum.
Any humanist, Jane Austin fan, Julianne Moore fan or theater lover will appreciate this movie. Go for it.