The First Grader (2010)


Touching drama about the oldest person (84) to start formal primary school education. Well, it so happens that he met opposition (there's isn't a shortage of idiots in the world). The guy playing him gives a very good performance, and just as impressive are the schoolmates, especially the kid with an artificial leg. She also happens to provide the movie's most tear-jerking moment, where she mentions a future career of choice.

What makes these kids all the more impressive is that they were taken from just two primary schools, which makes me assume they were untrained.

The story is paced a little too slow, although the horrendous past of the old man is thrown in to help hold interest. Those flashbacks are too frequent, unfortunately. Keeping the movie shorter would have been a better solution.