Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Film Review - Boychoir (2015)

Boychoir tells the tale of young Stett (Garrett Wareing) who finds out one day after school that his mother is dead following a car accident so he is sent to a tough American Boychoir School in the hope that it might give him a stable home as well as a chance to make a better life for himself.

Boychoir is okay but it is also very very predictable but before I delve more into that I want to talk about what I did like and that is seeing Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates and Debra Winger again on screen, it had been a while in my eyes for each of them and it was nice to see them getting a good role again even if I felt Hoffman was slumming it in his role.

But as I said this movie is really predictable with its tale of the working class boy who has nowhere else to go but this tough new regime he finds himself in will make a man out of him yet as well as see the tough teacher give him a dressing down and gee where have I seen that before?

Oh that's right in An Officer and a Gentleman which this movie just kept reminding me of Smeg it even has Winger in it and she played Paula in that great film (seriously she and Richard Gere were fantastic in that film) and even the ending was predicted for me by a great Simpsons gag which made me laugh out loud.

So all in all Boychoir is predictable and frankly not worth the ticket price, rent An Officer and a Gentleman instead it'll lift you up where you belong, 1.5 out of 5.

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