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Educating Rita
7.3 Rating
(91 ratings)
7.2 IMDB rating

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Michael Caine

Michael Caine

Dr. Frank Bryant
Julie Walters

Julie Walters

Rita Susan White
Jeananne Crowley

Jeananne Crowley

Julia
Malcolm Douglas

Malcolm Douglas

Denny
Godfrey Quigley

Godfrey Quigley

Rita's Father


Written by
Willy Russell

Willy Russell

(screenplay)


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An average movie

2 years ago at Sep 2 11:19
2 votes
I'm a huge Michael Caine fan and since the ratings concerning this flick were pretty good here on Listal and on IMDB, I was definitely eager to check it out. Eventually, even though the whole thing was rather intriguing, I can't say I was really blown away. First of all, there were 2 small things that bothered me. First, the music was terribly annoying and distracting. You know, one of those awful... read more

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1 year, 11 months ago at Oct 4 15:37
2 votes
I cant believe this film has been given bad ratings. I take it those who have left these reviews are analysing scenes and editing techniques from a US perspective , rather than putting it into the social and economic context it was meant for!! This wonderful film stars the equally amazing Julie Walters who portrays a working class, British women dealing with patriarchy, working class ideals and va... read more
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Release date: 21 September 1983
UPC: 043396078987
Drama (4), Comedy (3), Alcoholism (2), 1983 (2), Based On A Play (2), British (2), Student (2), Teacher (2), Class Differences (2), Liverpool (2), 1980s (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Sort (1), SnP (1), Willy Russell (1), Pygmalian (1)
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"Release date- September 21st, 1983 Box Office Gross - $14,648,076 Watched June 26th - Library DVD - 1st Viewing "Found a culture, have you Rita? - Found a better song to sing? - no, you found a different song to sing, and on your lips it's shrill and hollow and tuneless." - Dr. Frank Bryant Educating Rita is a 1983 movie that I forgot about, if I saw it back then, I don't remember seeing it - the story is a take off on My Fair Lady with a alcoholic literature professor tutoring a working"


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Sereia posted a review 1 year, 11 months ago

“I cant believe this film has been given bad ratings. I take it those who have left these reviews are analysing scenes and editing techniques from a US perspective , rather than putting it into the social and economic context it was meant for!! This wonderful film stars the equally amazing Julie Walters who portrays a working class, British women dealing with patriarchy, working class ideals and values about women and about education, whilst being funny and entertaining!

It highlights everything about education, priviledge and sexism that still exists today (yes even in your wonderful United States where you dress it up as equal opportunities)!

The film ends in a positive way; Rita learns to think, she doesn't just learn to pass exams (which is what education has sadly t” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years ago

An average movie

“I'm a huge Michael Caine fan and since the ratings concerning this flick were pretty good here on Listal and on IMDB, I was definitely eager to check it out. Eventually, even though the whole thing was rather intriguing, I can't say I was really blown away. First of all, there were 2 small things that bothered me. First, the music was terribly annoying and distracting. You know, one of those awful 80's soundtrack with some awful keyboards... Secondly, I thought that Julie Walters looked way too old for the part. I mean, she's supposed to be 26 but looked 36, eventually she was 33 years old when making this movie. But those were small critics. What really bothered me was the way Julie Walters started as an ignorant working class girl and ended up as someone completely different, some educat” read more

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"Goodness knows why I haven't watched this before. I love the plays of Willy Russell - One For The Road and Blood Brothers being my favourites. And I'm a Michael Caine fan. Anyway, in short, I loved it. Walters' performance is absolutely wonderful, her comic timing is spot on, and her development of her character is utterly convincing, which is terribly hard to do, considering the transformations that occur to Rita. Not mention her accent. A phenomenal debut. Caine's performance is not only hilar"


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