Around the Block

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DVD Features:

  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 31, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Random Media
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Behind the scenes featurette
    • Deleted scenes
    • Commentary with filmmakers
    • "Broken Wings" music video
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh63%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 354
All the cast is excellent with special mention to Matt Nable, whose minimalist performance as Liam's criminal father is outstanding, providing the film's emotional highlight Full Review
Urban Cinefile
May 25, 2014
Appealing performances, a few tweaks to the clichés of the inspiring-teacher genre, and a sincere desire to counter outrageous racism go a long way toward making this worth a look. Full Review
Flick Filosopher
Aug 1, 2014
The film's musty premise, about a novice instructor trying to deter an Aboriginal student from crime with Shakespeare, renders it the cinematic equivalent of warmed-over soup from the school cafeteria. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Jul 31, 2014
There are no false notes here, and there is no whitewash, either (if you'll pardon the expression); it's a good story well told and beautifully performed, supported by a contempo soundtrack and seamless design. Australian cinema at its be Full Review
Urban Cinefile
May 25, 2014
Every single development in the Wood family's plot trajectory is telegraphed, and these actors deserve to be in a less emotionally bogus drama. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Jul 29, 2014
Hamlet In The Hood. Petite Christina Ricci displays a big heart, as a teacher in touch with her inner maternal instinct. And disaffected Aboriginee teens dramatizing in a culturally conscious production, the alienation at the heart of Hamlet, who knew. Full Review
Critical Women
Jul 30, 2014
'Around the Block' may have its exasperating flaws, but it cannot be accused of not having its heart in the right place. Full Review
UR Chicago Magazine
Aug 1, 2014

Product Description:

An impassioned American drama teacher in Sydney uses Shakespeare to show a troubled Aboriginal student that his options aren't as limited as they appear in this inspirational drama starring Christina Ricci. Dino Chalmers (Ricci) is a devoted educator who believes that the works of Shakespeare are as relevant today as they were when he was still alive and turning out his best work. When Dino is offered the opportunity to work at an inner-city school in Sidney, she becomes determined to show the at-risk students that there is more to life than their squalid surroundings suggest. In time, Dino forges a friendly bond with 16-year-old Liam, a student from the rough-and-tumble Sydney suburb of Redfern. Meanwhile, the simmering tensions between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians begin to boil over, prompting the idealistic teacher to realize that steering her young student down the right path may be more difficult than she anticipated.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 93,472
  • UPC: 883476144009
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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