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Starring Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise, Behind the Candelabra), Ana Gasteyer (Mean Girls, SNL), Alex Newell (Glee) and Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray ). At Goodkind High School, a group of students of varying sexual orientation form an after-school club as a discrete way to share their feelings and experiences.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 11
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The film feels like a throwback, but it's at least a useful introduction to the subject.
Fresh: The idea here isn't to titillate with tawdry teen hormones, but to offer an outlet for all that mental distress young people take on while trying to find their place in the world.
Fresh: When it comes to constructive gay-themed material aimed at teens, perhaps half a loaf remains better than none.
Rotten: "Geography Club" almost makes up in good intentions what it lacks in technique and execution.
It is ok
I was hoping it would be a bit more like the book but it was not in most of the movie.
Effective, uneven, episodic, but occasionally surprising
Every generation has their coming-of-age LGBT story. Geography Club isn't breaking new ground, but there are a few twists to the usual storyline and the leads are really very good in their roles. Mostly the movie is uneven and episodic, but there are moments that are much more effective and creative. I especially liked a sequence of images that focused on some inanimate object in the foreground while the main character is out of focus in the background, finally coming into focus on him at a pivotal moment. The movie did convince me to read the book, because I suspect something was lost in translation to the big screen.
It’s a nice story shot beautifully.
I loved the cinematography in this film, very well done. I’ve never read the book, so I don’t know how different or similar the film is to the book, but I enjoyed it. Definitely give this film a try. The only thing I will say is that I felt like it was a bit short. I would have loved to see the family meeting with their uncle. Then again I don’t know if that was in the book. Anyway good film and beautiful production.