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The Class
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In this series from comedy kings David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik, an overeager romantic hosts the ultimate surprise party for his fiancée: a reunion of their third-grade classmates to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day they met. Although the party turns out to be a disaster, the lives of the eight attendees remain inextricably bound together from that day forward. Long-dormant feelings are rekindled as each of the classmates reunites with the grown-up versions of the little kids they remember. Now that they're reacquainted, these eight unique individuals find their lives continuing to intersect in surprising new ways. Old connections are discovered, new ones are made--and from that ...

  • Runtime: 21 min
  • Quality: HD
  • Studio: CBS
  • Amazon rating: 5

Reviews about The Class

Film.com
Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

But ultimately it's a fascinating, sometimes exhilarating movie that seems to make a genuine contact with the classroom, and shows us an educational system struggling, and managing, to survive.

indieWire
Leo Goldsmith
indieWire

Cantet's film lulls the spectator into the rhythms of the everyday reality of school, belying a very carefully coordinated narrative structure that only becomes apparent in its final act.

Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Most impressive, Cantet tracks the racial and ethnic resentments that simmer beneath the classroom discussions but become harder to quell when the parents get involved.

Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The Class, an Oscar-nominated French film about a Paris middle school, should be required viewing for anybody considering a career in teaching.

Detroit News
Tom Long
Detroit News

The fact that it's based on a book written by a former teacher who also stars in the film gives it more than a bit of authenticity

Denver Post
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

These kids aren't always all right. But they are consistently riveting.

Critic's Notebook
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

What most critics probably aren't telling you about in their expectedly lavish praises of the film is its stereotypical and downright patronizing portrayal of race and ethnicity.

The Nation
Stuart Klawans
The Nation

As you watch this exhilarating back-and-forth, it dawns on you that an ethically complex, emotionally troubling plot has taken shape; and you realize, with astonishment, that Cantet waited an hour to let it emerge.

Reel Film Reviews
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the sort of film that one admires more than one enjoys...

Deadspin
Will Leitch
Deadspin

You will be sporadically moved by The Class, and maybe even inspired. You will also feel overpowering despair. But mostly: You will want to hug anyone who has ever, ever been a schoolteacher.

ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Seems to question the continued effectiveness of an old teaching approach and its ability to adapt to new problems as well as modern variations of old ones.

Orlando Weekly
William Goss
Orlando Weekly

In the tidiest pitch-speak, it's the Dardennes do Degrassi, a convincingly intimate glimpse at the epic battle waged against apathy in schools the world over.

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Jacksonb086
Five Stars

So sad it got canceled. Good video quality for a pre- HD technology.

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J. Arendt
Its really too bad it didn't last more than one

This show is hysterical! Its really too bad it didn't last more than one season

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B. Ellis
Top Notch Sitcom

I love this series, but I bought it as a season on Amazon Video when the only had 13 episodes available, (I don't know why) Now they put the rest of the episodes up and I have to buy them individually. I wish Amazon had just added them to my account.This series should have lasted, the quality of writing and the cast was right up there with the likes of Friends, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, Frasier and The Big Bang Theory.

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E. Lynch
Good while it lasted

I liked this show from the first few episodes. I thought it was pretty funny, and the characters were developing nicely. It's a shame that it only lasted 1 season.

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Cryeff
#1 is PG, comedy with some pathos, BUT overacted almost across the board.

Have only bought the first of the 19 parts. Unsure if I will buy more, I may...The pros: The cons:Deals with real issues and pain But in a slapstick wayCharacters seem like people u could But are acted in such a vaudeville way, it is hard to care forNo nasty sex for sex sake, at least yet none, that is greatA few good laughs not many more than a fewMaybe they will get better at the acting and the ride of the comedy and pathos as it goes along, THAT is why I might purchase more

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Michael Peterson
One if the funniest sitcoms ever with a great cast. CBS blew it by cancelling it after ...

One if the funniest sitcoms ever with a great cast. CBS blew it by cancelling it after only one shortened season. Could have been a long running classic if given a chance. Ranks right up there with another CBS sitcom Out of Practice, which suffered a similar fate.

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Paula Anne Hefty
Five Stars

Love this comedy We were very upset when it got cancelled.

The Class
Joyce E. Rebar
A Great Show That Should Not Have Been Cancelled

I still can't believe this show was cancelled after one season. It's an amazing combination of great comedic writing and a great ensemble cast. I will watch this one season, over and over again. I wish they could do a "Class reunion" show.

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