Educating Rita

Educating Rita

DVD - 2006
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Rita, a young working-class woman in Liverpool, desperately wants an education. She enrolls in literature tutorials at a British university to escape from her dreary life as a hairdresser, as well as a confining existence at home with a husband who wants her to choose motherhood over education. Her professor is Frank Bryant, a disillusioned, alcoholic English professor who encourages his students to forsake dead poetry and enjoy life. As Rita is transformed into a free spirit, Frank is forced to confront his own life.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Pictures, 2006.
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9780767882934
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 12, 2016

yes, My Fair Lady of 1983 :-)

Mar 01, 2016

Decent, and holds up well over time, but nothing special.

FMBK916 Dec 08, 2014

A very special film. Julie Walters is amazing as is Michael Caine (someone mentioned Michael Keaton in error.) Well worth watching. 5 STARS!!

love_my_library_card Aug 12, 2014

A 1983 variation of the Pygmalion story, without the usual romantic ending. The well-written script and fabulous acting by Julie Walters and Michael Caine make this a pleasure to watch.

May 31, 2014

Does a comedy have to have a nerd in it? Educating Rita answers the question, because this is sophisicated comedy and it is a joy to watch. Julie Walters is not a household name, but this part was made for her. Michael Keaton plays her professor to a T. Very inspiring and fun the whole way!

Nov 17, 2013

I finally watched this classic - what fun! Great acting and a good script that does not follow any formula. My kind of movie.

Jul 26, 2012

Predictable fantasy but easy entertainment. Glad no syrupy romance is involved.

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