Educating Rita (1983)
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as Dr. Frank Bryant
as Rita / Susan
as Rita's Father
as Disco Manager
as Customer in Hairdresser's
as Bistro Manager
as Security Officer
as Rita's Mother
as Sandra's Fiance
Critic Reviews for Educating Rita
Inspired by Pygmalion and other works about mentor-pupil troubled/rewarding interaction, Lewis Gilbert's film is too theatrical, betraying its origins, but it's elevated by sparkling performances from Michael Caine and paricularly newcomer Julie Walters
Michael Caine is perfect.
...a thoughtful thematic treatise on cultivation and learning and a charming character study of two lost souls from different worlds finding a common need in one another.
Lewis Gilbert has taken a two-person play from stage to screen and cracked it open
Comedy with romantic touches that manages to be appealing and moving.
Audience Reviews for Educating Rita
If you are either in college currently or are thinking about going soon, you should see this movie. It's a very thought provoking, realistic, unique movie about education and life. I highly recommend it.
An insightful storyline of education, a merging of classes, pretentious dreams and a meeting of minds. Educating Rita is a (reasonably) modern day ?My Fair Lady? with character and ambition. Both main roles interesting and played well by Michael Caine and Julie Walters. One of the British 80?s greats.
Julie and Caine work very well together in this, she makes Rita's journey a terrific ride.
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