The more I think about this film the more I find not to like. A carefully multicultural cast of
That said, I really enjoyed the movie in the moment. Expertly paced, shot, and acted, with characters that, while on the screen, seem to transcend their clichés. And politically, unlike a more notorious recent troubled-school-system film, this one doesn't propose any facetious, destructive "answers." It's impossible to come away from the film without the impression that we're underfunding our social safety net, allowing it to depend on the heroic efforts of those who choose to work for it for far too little money (which is why the film's decision to bash the administrator is so disappointing). But how to fix it, when the real problem runs bone-deep in our society? It's a commentary on America (which is why the flag at the end was so annoying - if you need to be bashed over the head with that message at the end of the movie, chances are you don't care anyway).
Worth seeing. But preaching to the choir. Is that a contradiction in terms?