Movie-Hype00684 - LEAN ON ME
Based on a real life
In the movie, Morgan Freeman effortlessly plays
Somehow, it still works. Why? Because Morgan Freeman is fun to watch. Because you know the students will eventually shape up and pass their tests so the state will not take over the school. Because you know that at least some of it is real (Freeman reportedly spent hours with Clark to get his mannerisms down), and we like the idea of a principal mad as hell and ready to kick major ass to bring a chaotic dangerous environment out of control.
Now if they would only do that for the rest of inner-city schools.
Maybe not a go-to rental, but if you see LEAN ON ME come on cable, a definite make-time-for movie.