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Cohn's slickly edited verité-style storytelling lets each person's humanity rise to the top, just enough to mix expected poignancy with a simple clarity about the struggles of low-income, opportunity-challenged souls.
Feeling particularly relevant these days because of the ever-growing obstacles faced by less-educated people struggling for economic gains, the moving film depicts the American dream in action.
Cohn merely chronicles three unforgettable people, the kind who are imminently easy to root for, and allows us to realize that they're not that different from us or the legions like them trying to better themselves.
A movie about large setbacks and small triumphs, and the grit that takes you from one to the other.
We live in a culture that tends to give up for good on dropouts. Greg, Melissa, and Shynika are living proof that there's no expiration date on "back to school."
As an introduction to its arresting, charismatic subjects, Night School is invaluable.
'If you want something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done,' says one of the three high school dropouts, whose journey this inspiring documentary follows... Be inspired! Watch this doco and take the first step.
An inspirational doc about getting a second chance.
An honest, feel-good look at the ambition of three former dropouts determined to earn a full-scale high school diploma.
Night School is a triumphant and affecting film that explores the issue of inequality beyond the usual political, paternal talking points.
If you accept Cohn's invitation to watch their herculean labors, you understand that Lewis, Henson, Jakes, and millions of others live full-time on the cliff's edge of defeat.
Night School does a good job in fighting negative preconceptions about adult education by showing the type of character and conviction of a person who's apt to succeed.
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