The First Grader details
|Starring:||Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Sam Feuer, Nick Reding, Oliver Litondo|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
The First Grader
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Oct 2011|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Based on a true story and set in Kenya, an 84-year-old man is determined to get an education. Co-stars Naomi Harris.
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Smiles and tearsBy a customer , 23 Jun 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Don't expect a zany Billy Madison type comedy about an adult returning to school this is uplifting, joyful, but at times a tough watch.
I left the cinema with a lump in my throat and a smile on my face.
Similarly to something like Slumdog Millionaire, but not as good, it's power is in celebrating the human spirit, and it doesn't shy away from the darker side of humanity.
Well worth a watch.
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Brilliant filmBy a customer , 21 Apr 2013This film was simply wonderful - uplifting true story about the unfairness of life, and brought tears to my eyes. Brilliant acting.
Simply Sensational... A Must WatchBy a customer , 23 Sep 2012Masterfully directed and simply inspiring...Parents with children wanting to give them a push to study should definately rent this film.
AMAZING STORYBy AnnieRobertson (19 reviews) , 29 Aug 2012What a surprise. A great story and based on a true one!
Very different and although a bit upsetting and harsh at times, thoroughly watchable and would recommend to anyone who likes a good story/drama.
A bit of history which we were a bit ignorant of but ultimately inspiring and thought provoking.
Uplifting and harrowing and wonderful!By Tehanu (13 reviews) from Earthsea , 10 May 2012A moving and at times heart-rending film. the school children were fantastic as were the main actors. Flashbacks were disturbing and often harrowing but the spirit of the film is uplifting and full of hope. a must see!
Tough viewing at timesBy Mira1 (8 reviews) , 14 Apr 2012Well worth watching. The children in the school were wonderful. Some scenes from the past were disturbing and my 13 year old didn't stay to watch after a few ominous hints at what was going to happen. My older children found it very shocking. It wasn't quite the feelgood film I expected but it's right to be reminded of the realities of what happened in Kenya within living memory.