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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Julia Roberts
Kirsten Dunst
Julia Stiles
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Ginnifer Goodwin
Dominic West
Directors
Mike Newell
Screenwriters
Lawrence Konner
Mark Rosenthal
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Dead Poets Society for girls.


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Plot
1953, and at prestigious girls' school new art history teacher Katherine Watson (Roberts) bucks the system by introducing the pupils to modern art and questioning their choice of marriage over further education. Both she and her pupils experience romantic


Verdict
While often enjoyable, thanks to a talented cast and pleasing little subplots, this is shallow, predictable and lacking in conviction when it comes to the central story and its message. Dead Poets can rest easy.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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