The History Boys (15)

BASED on the Alan Bennett play, The History Boys brings together the original stage cast for this movie about eight bright history students in the north of England in the mid 1980s. The problem is, of course, that The History Boys does not appeal to young

BASED on the Alan Bennett play, The History Boys brings together the original stage cast for this movie about eight bright history students in the north of England in the mid 1980s.

The problem is, of course, that The History Boys does not appeal to youngsters in the north of England, and this reviewer should know.

Although containing some fine acting from the likes of Richard Griffiths, the film is somewhat lacking in pace, is a little too plodding and should be left to the stage. 2/5