School LifeHD Closed Captioning
Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane
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About the Movie
Long careers are drawing to a close for John and Amanda, who teach Latin, English, and guitar at a stately home-turned-school, where they are legends with a mantra: "Reading. 'Rithmetic. Rock 'n' roll!" But leaving is the hardest lesson.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 43
- Fresh: 40
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: School Life is a bit woolly in its pacing, but the picture's easygoing structure is part of its charm-it mimics, perhaps, the passage of time at Headfort itself.
Fresh: It's hard not to be moved by the dedication and affection that the Headfort staff -- given a bit more individual scrutiny here than the children -- put into their work.
Fresh: "School Life" is as charming, intimate and warm-hearted an observational documentary as you'd ever want to see.
Fresh: Ostensibly documenting a year in the life of Headfort School... the Spanish co-production instead quickly reveals itself as an irresistibly admiring portrait of long-married couple John and Amanda Leyden, both staff members for over 40 years.