The Browning Version (1994)
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Forty-three years after the first screen treatment of Terence Rattigan's play about a teacher facing the end of his career, Albert Finney takes on the role of Mr. Crocker-Harris, the Latin teacher forced into early retirement by a heart condition. After teaching in a public school for twenty years, Crocker-Harris is being put out to pasture in a less stressful job teaching English to foreigners. Meanwhile, his home life is also falling apart: his wife (Greta Scacchi) is having an affair with the
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Not as good as the original, but Finney is magnificent.
The filmmakers lack the confidence to allow us the full measure of Rattigan's uniquely British sensibility.
Finney is terrific as a fussy teacher who picks up a few valuable lessons of his own.
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