Friday, December 13, 2013
Don't Know Much About Geography (Movie Review: Geography Club)
"The Geography Club" feels dated. Based on Brent Hartinger's book from ten years ago, it is great to feel that we have all moved on from issues facign gay teens from last decade. Russell is a High School student who is ostracized because he is gay. This is the children who grew up with Will and Grace, folks. I really doubt this is an issue with the Glee generation. But the movie gives us a fairly interesting story, though we also sense we have heard it all before. The performances are pretty stellar. Cameron Deane Stewart is a little stiff perhaps but maybe that's a directorial choice. The plot machinations get very clunky, and it shows on screen. Hopefully, you don't have to let that affect its heart, which is abundant.