The History Boys is a cinematic interpretation of the critically acclaimed play. While it
maintains some of its theatrical characteristics, it is still a reasonably good cinematic effort.
The power of this gay themed movie comes from the dialogue. The writing is simply superb! It it
driven by literary references and contemporary taunts. It is somewhat reminiscent of My Dinner With
Andre’, in that respect, however The History Boys is much more pleasantly
However, one can’t recognize good writing without equally good performances. These actors, many of whom
were also part of the original play cast, are up to the challenge. These elements more than compensate for
the sometimes pedestrian cinematography.
This is one of the best films I have seen in a long time. I recommend it for all literate audiences–not
only gay men.
Editor’s Note: The “Total Access” plan means that you may receive and return your movies at the store or
via the mail. The advantage is that you can choose many more Gay movies, independent or foreign films than
your local video rental store could ever stock! Believe me, you’ll notice the difference.