Monday, July 19, 2010
No Debate About It--The Great Debater is Great, Says Rob
If my son weren't on the debate team, I probably never would have seen this movie. But what a great film! Set in the 1930s, the story (based on a true story) is about the debate team of Wiley College, a small Black college in Texas. Denzel Washington delivers an impeccable performance as the professor 100% committed to helping his team win. Look for some rough scenes of racial oppression, and dome underdog-coming-from-behind scenes held together by uniformly solid acting. Denzel Washington directs and Oprah Winfrey produces.