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Captures the 1980s well and is amusing along the way,
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This review is from: Educating Rita (Remastered) [DVD] (DVD)
How I loved this film when I saw it about 25 years ago - but would it stand the test of time? Well, for me it did. It captures the determination and struggle needed by Rita in the 1980's to get an education through the OU and to find herself, before committing to starting a family. Julie Walters (Rita) and Michael Caine (Frank, the professor) act wonderfully in the main roles. Some of the secondary roles are rather stereotypical but this threw the personalities of Rita and Frank into sharper relief.
I thought maybe that modern girls might dismiss the idea that anyone these days needs to struggle to find themselves and so the film would be irrelevant, but seemingly this is not so. The best selling book "Eat, Pray and Love", recently released as a film, sounds like it has a very similar theme with a married woman not wanting to have a baby (just now or maybe never) and needing to find herself.