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My Old School (2022)

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In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What followed over the next two years would become the stuff of legend. Brandon had been privately tutored in Canada while he accompanied his mother, an opera diva, on tour before her tragic death. The preternaturally bright student surprised teachers by blazing toward his goal of entering medical school, displaying a wealth of knowledge beyond his years. Brandon found friends despite his initial awkwardness, taking bullied students under his wing, introducing classmates to seminal retro bands, and even starring in the school's production of South Pacific. But then his unbelievable secret was revealed. Filmmaker Jono McLeod returns to his old school for a nostalgic look at the strange but true story of his former classmate, Brandon Lee. Utilizing playful, period-specific animation, a pitch-perfect soundtrack, the memories of students and teachers, and the talents of Alan Cumming to bring the tale to life, My Old School offers more than one surprise along the way.

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Critic Reviews for My Old School

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

The overwrought nostalgia of My Old School doesn't make the overall presentation more interesting.

February 1, 2022 | Full Review…

It's hardly monumental for people without a personal connection, and it wears pretty thin over the course of an hour and 44 minutes. Still, the tribulations of high school are universal, and the film is stylish and inventive enough to be a fun ride.

January 29, 2022 | Full Review…
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It's a cheeky movie about a nervy bugger, but it's also a slow reveal of a sad, delusional mind.

January 29, 2022 | Full Review…

This exceedingly creative and endlessly clever look back at a mysterious new student at a Scottish high school... works its true-crime storyline in a way that sticks with you as much as the more "serious" nonfiction entries.

January 28, 2022 | Full Review…

he execution is brash and busy, but McLeod manages to turn it all into a sly commentary on memory and ambition.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

Deliciously compelling...

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

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