THE VAULT — Today’s OK.com Pick of the Day is the 1989 drama “Dead Poets Society.”
What is it: At its core “Dead Poets Society” is about an English teacher at a boarding school and the lives he touches.
Why I should Watch it: The movie is a gripping coming-of-age story that will inspire, touch and resonate. It will take days before you stop thinking about “Dead Poets Society” after watching it. The film also has great performances from a young Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and Robin Williams.
What’s in it: The film is rated PG but is closer to a PG-13 rating. There are sexual conversations and some suggested violence that could be way too much for younger audiences. The language in the film is minimal. The film is rated a 14+ on OK.com with a 100-percent worth-your-time rating.
What reviewers say: “All the performances are excellent, particularly the complex shadings of Leonard, but Williams is especially memorable.” – Chris Hicks, Deseret News critic.
Fun tid-bit: Liam Neeson was originally supposed to play the role of John Keating, but when a new director came on board, Peter Weir, the part went to Robin Williams who received an Academy Award nomination for his performance.
Where can I find it: “Dead Poets Society” is available on Netflix DVD and is available to rent on Amazon Prime for $2.99 or buy for $7.99. It’s also available to buy on iTunes, but it’s significantly more expensive at $17.99.