The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

"Very Good"

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Review


Miss Jean Brodie (Maggie Smith) doesn't much care for the provencial attitudes of pre-WWII Edinburgh. She doesn't much care for traditional teaching methods, instead schooling the girls in her charge about art, love, passion, and so on. A primitive Dead Poets Society, Brodie encourages less-than-ladylike behavior, and not just because she's smooching guys in the classrooms when she thinks no one is looking. Smith is excellent -- and won an Oscar for the role -- helping to elevate the film above what can often be a somewhat stuffy character study.


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Facts and Figures

Run time: 116 mins

In Theaters: Friday 27th June 1969

Production compaines: Twentieth Century-Fox Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Fresh: 14 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Jean Brodie, as Teddy Lloyd, as Sandy, as Miss McKay, as Gordon Lowther, as Jenny, Jane Carr as Mary McGregor, Shirley Steedman as Monica, Ann Way as Miss Gaunt, Heather Seymour as Clara, Margo Cunningham as Miss Campbell, Lavinia Lang as Emily

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