Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Higher Learning (1995)

Directed by John Singleton

Starring Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport, Jennifer Connelly


This was a very interesting movie. A real thinker. Although it would be way too controversial, colleges could show this movie to incoming freshman, especially at huge colleges in urban areas. I mean, this movie is more like a documentary about diversity than it is a narrative about relationships.

Although it makes some good points by dramatizing the “underground” of college life, I think that a lot of the scenes depicting racism are over-exaggerated. I mean, there is some validity to it, but some of the circumstances are so unreal that it makes some of the movie seem like a straight political statement from the director.

It was strange seeing almost the entire cast of The Program back together again. Kristy Swanson. Wow. She has the “look.” She should be moving up as she gets older, but she seems to also be getting fatter.

Ask me to tell you the story about when I went to see this with Sandro.

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