Adapted from Ethan Canin’s short story ”The Palace Thief” and set in an all-boys prep school in 1972, this traditionally dressed, old-fashioned drama starring Kevin Kline is as much about the moral development of the adult as it is about his boys’. More so, maybe. Kline does a welcome, restrained job as a prof whose ambivalent relationship with his own successful father shades his teacherly relationship with a senator’s kid. Emile Hirsch makes an excellent son of privilege, and Harris Yulin channels the chutzpah of LBJ to steal scenes as a senator for whom ethics are frills for sissies.
Genre: Drama; Starring: Joel Gretsch, Emile Hirsch, Kevin Kline, Embeth Davidtz, Patrick Dempsey, Rob Morrow, Harris Yulin; Director: Michael Hoffman; Author: Neil Tolkin; Release Date Limited: 11/22/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 104; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Universal
Posted December 6 2002 — 12:00 AM EST
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