Monday, 18 May 2009

Short Review of "To Sir, With Love 2"

This TV movie sequel of 1967 sleeper hit To Sir, With Love makes a very credible attempt at updating the setting while keeping the spirit of the first film. Sidney Poitier's character is now retiring, but instead of taking it easy he is going over to America to take another teaching job - and ends up volunteering to teach the most unruly, unteachable class that the school is ashamed to house. Swapping 1060's London for modern-day Chicago, this covers many of the same themes although the subject of racism is approached from a completely different angle than in the first film.

While I wouldn't say it was quite as good as the first movie, this really isn't bad. It does suffer a little from one or two scenes feeling slightly too contrived or implausible, but overall To Sir, With Love 2 is well worth watching. If you can get 1 & 2 together, I'm certain that if you like one you'll enjoy the other as well.

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