Educating Rita
Educating Rita (1983)

A trio of Oscar nominations and a pair of Golden Globes went to this acclaimed romantic comedy-drama based on the play by Willy Russell. Julie Walters stars as Rita, a witty, 26-year-old working class British hairdresser who decides to seek… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Inspired by Pygmalion and other works about mentor-pupil troubled/rewarding interaction, Lewis Gilbert's film is too theatrical, betraying its origins, but it's elevated by sparkling performances from Michael Caine and paricularly newcomer Julie Walters

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

Lewis Gilbert has taken a two-person play from stage to screen and cracked it open

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Michael Caine is perfect.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Comedy with romantic touches that manages to be appealing and moving.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a thoughtful thematic treatise on cultivation and learning and a charming character study of two lost souls from different worlds finding a common need in one another.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Probes the transformations that take place in the relationship between a rumpled professor and a hairdresser who wants him to tutor her in literature.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
If you are either in college currently or are thinking about going soon, you should see this movie. It's a very thought provoking, realistic, unique movie… More
jay nixon
Julie and Caine work very well together in this, she makes Rita's journey a terrific ride.
Lady D'arbanville
An insightful storyline of education, a merging of classes, pretentious dreams and a meeting of minds. Educating Rita is a (reasonably) modern day ?My Fair… More
Dean McKenna
Brilliant and bitersweet British comedy-drama between a boozily burn-out professor, who has given up on life, and his newest student - a free-spirited… More
Anthony Lawrie
Julie Walters at her best and a great performance from Caine! Lewis Gilbert is often overlooked but has made some great British films!
Film Crazy
excellent film funny interesting and its sort of a romatic comedy because you can sort of tell that the teacher is falling for the student adn the same way… More