Heaven Help Us Movie Review Summary

Actors: Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthey

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This is the story of a coming of age comedy set in a Brooklyn Catholic school in 1965.
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A sixteen year old boy named Michael Dunn newly arrives at St.Basils Catholic Boys School. He is a recently orphaned teen and is sent along with his sister to live in Brooklyn with their Catholic grandparents.

As Michael arrives to school he chooses to befriend all the misfit classmates. Caesar, an over weight and four eyed who is constantly bullied by Ed Rooney. Rooney is quite intimidating and foulmouthed and happens to bully Michael with a prank outside by to soda fountain. Michael also befriends Williams a sexually frustrated kid, Corbett the dull one in the group and Danni a teenage tomboy who he happens to fall for.
All five classmates play pranks and act rebellious while later being sent to the headmasters office for disrupting communion and confession. Brother Thadeus orders all five in receiving punishment by being suspended from the Catholic school.
Best part of story, including ending: What I like about the movie is the uniqueness of the plot. I enjoyed the fact that it was set in a Catholic church and the movie focuses on rebellion and humor

Best scene in story: My favorite scene would be when Rooney and the four others are making out in the car on a drawbridge. As things start to heat up in the car the bridge happens to open and leaves the four to escape and watch the car fall in to pieces.

Opinion about the main character: What I like about the main character is how you can relate to his character having to adjust to stricter rules and lifestyle. His character is also brilliantly acted especially between the main character and Rooney.

The review of this Movie prepared by Maggie a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Age group    -   trouble in grade school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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