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"Louder Than a Bomb" has a lot in common with such documentaries as "Spellbound" and "Mad Hot Ballroom": charismatic, if obsessed, kids and nail-biting suspense.
Think of it as "Glee'' without music. Without a net, too.
Having a bad day? Then get yourself to Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel's life-affirming documentary, immediately.
It should hit home with anyone whose experience of adolescence involved creativity, intellectual exploration, and getting to know and love people outside their immediate social circles.
The sheer breadth of talent is so astonishing, and the rhymes so clearly from the heart, that our spirits are inevitably lifted.
Who says poetry has to be dull?
Teens perform poetry in inspiring docu; some cursing.
LOUDER THAN A BOMB is an explosive look at capturing your dreams.
Poetry-as-savior may be eye-rolling. Their talent, however, is not.
The kids whom Jacobs and Siskel have chosen for us to watch are so enthralling, with such remarkable life stories, that their autobiographical poems have actual power.
An emotionally-evocative poetry slam blasting the King's English to smithereens leaving Ebonics as the last language standing!
It's about changing young lives, on giving them a taste for learning and a facility with language. In this post-literate era, how can you not cheer something like that?
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