Basic Summary – A new English teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams), is introduced to an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient traditions and high standards. He uses unorthodox methods to reach out to his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents and the school. With Keating’s help, students Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) and others learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day.
I love this film to death. I made so much effort to get this on DVD and honestly I never loan it out to my friends for fear of never getting it back.
Dead Poets Society is pretty simple of a story from the description, but there is so many sub-plots in the story that you can always find more to look at. It is funny and serious when it needs to be.
The separation from students and parents and even the outside world is marvelous. The connection all the actors have with each other make the film all worth watching.
If you haven’t seen this film, go and give it a chance. Even if you don’t like it, you’ll walk away from it feeling different.