Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society brings out look at the greatest coming of age movies to a close today as we have been celebrating the release of The Perks of Being A Wallflower.

The movie was released back in 1989 and saw Peter Weir in the director's chair while Robin Williams took on the lead role.

The movie followed an English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry.

The movie makes the best coming of age movie list because a group of boys from a conservative upbringing realise their own creative potential as well as learning to stand up for what is right.

This is a beautifully crafted movie from director Weir, who really is one of the greatest directors of his generation.

Dead Poets Society is an inspiring movie as well as a film that does tackle some delicate subjects very sensitively.

The movie looks at suicide as well as parental pressure to go down a path that is not of their choice and Williams as teacher John Keating shows that they can be so much more than that.

Williams delivers a knockout performance with this role as he showed that he could be more than just a funnyman.

There are also some great performances from the young cast which includes Ethan Hawke and Robert Sean Leonard - despite both of them being very inexperienced their turns are incredibly powerful; especially that of Leonard.

Dead Poets Society is a movie that has endured because of the universal themes that it explores - the experiences of the boys in the movie can be related today.

Dead Poets Society is a movie that is made with such fire and passion that you can help but get emotionally swept along with it. It remains some of the best work from both Weir and Williams.

Click here to buy Dead Poets Society on DVD

The Perks of Being A Wallflower is out now

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