Res Hall Review

Reid Stratton

Dead Poets Society (1989)
Running Time: 128 min.
Stars: Robin Williams
Found at: Colman, Kohler, and PlantzJohn Keating (Williams) is the newest teacher at an all-boys preparatory school, c. 1960. Through his class on poetry he teaches the boys to love life and beauty, and to think for themselves. Some of his students become inspired to stretch their boundaries, which leads to both favorable and unfavorable consequences.

Comments: Anyone needing a little boost of inspiration need look no further than this film. Williams gives a fantastic performance, portraying a world where such mammoth ideas as Truth, Love, and Hope can exist. The film consists of a handful of subplots that weave around Mr. Keating’s sermons, each plot equally gripping and, at times, difficult to watch. While this film is not light fare, it should leave you energized and ready to seize the day. P.S. If you don’t get at least a little teary-eyed while watching this, you might not be human. A-