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|April 16, 2021|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says it has finally happened. Someone has finally made a movie that doesn't show teenagers as druggies, delinquents or budding geniuses.
The film is the Lifetime network's "Acceptance," premiering Aug. 22, and Sokolsky calls it a work that varies between an old "Our Gang" two-reeler and the more contemporary "Breakfast Club."
The movie focuses upon a group of high school seniors pressured by their parents to be accepted by a prestigious Ivy League university.
Sokolsky praises the film's potential but finds it a shame that the basic story and some fine acting is buried beneath mounds of clichés.
The good thing, he concludes, is that the movie might lead to a sequel. The bad thing, he adds, is that the movie might lead to a sequel.
Episode Date: August 14, 2009