I was given this movie by a co-worker
who said it was the worst movie she had ever seen. If I wanted it, I
could have it. So, I brought it home and watched. I had never even
heard of this movie. I thought it was very entertaining. James
Walters and Heather Graham were really good. Well, it goes to show
that we all have different tastes in movies. I really really liked it
and will watch it again.
I found this movie to be fun light
hearted and great acting and directing. It was fun to see the
chemistry between the teacher and students. Will not go down as one
of John Travolta's top ten i am sure, but is is one of mine.Watch
this film if you like music,or just a plain good entertaining film.
John Travola does a great Job of playing the music teacher. Watching
how the students learn to play new music that was in a time when the
type of music he taught was restricted. I loved the chemistry between
the girl(heather Grame) and i am not sure of the kid she falls for is
but non the less very well done! Like i said you have to watch it to
appreciate it. Fun fun fun.
I have to agree with Maltin on this
one. It stunk like crazy. Travolta a music teacher in a all boys
school was an admirable feat, but not really that well pulled off.
The interplay between the boys school and the girls school was trite
and too precious at times but we did have some really nice girls to
look at (Graham, Paltrow) unfortunately they looked like they were
ready to be housewives of the 50s rather than teenagers, sometimes
frumpy and few moments where they actually looked like they were not
haggard students. As well the boys looked like they were living in a
shanty town in comparison to the girls The finer points of the film
were seeing Richard Jordan, an actor that I think was underrated in
our time, unfortunately his role of strict school master almost
mirrored his role of strict orphan director from another bomb he was
in "Solarbabies", only slightly less sadistic. However if
you choose to rent or (If your really lucky) catch this on cable
listen carefully to the DJ on their radio, you just might recognize
him, yet another underrated actor that was at least was fortunate to
be heard and not seen in this movie.
it"? Are you kidding?!? (by cpoet)January 8, 2007
Here's a chance to see some smooth moves out of John Travolta,
dancing with the lovely Linda Fiorentino. There's a great soundtrack
that's apparently impossible to find at less than sky-high prices.
There's an impressive early performance by Glenn Quinn, who died too
young, and a look at Heather Graham and Gwyneth Paltrow when they
were still fresh-faced ingénues. The setting is a little bit "Last
Picture Show" meets "Cider House Rules" and there's an
interesting surface skim of race and class structure in the '50's.
The story line could have been meatier, but having spent two hours
today with "Ultraviolet," I was grateful enough for the