From award-winning playwright Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George) comes this delightfully witty comedy of eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They're aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success. Adapted from the original Tony Award winning play and starring the original Tony Award winning cast, "The History Boys" is an engaging, thought-provoking, and wickedly funny look at history, the pursuit of knowledge, and the utter randomness of life.

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4.5 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

66% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: While not quite having the impact of its original stage version, The History Boys nevertheless is a witty and involving school drama.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Play-turned-movie grapples with sexuality, life.

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