Although a little bit dated with some of the lessons Sidney Poitier teaches his students, To Sir, With Love is a feel-good film about a teacher dealing with a badly behaved class of pupils in East London.
I disagree with the people that say the ‘kids’ were bad actors, I thought on the most part they were pretty good (okay maybe Lulu wasn’t but she’s the exception).
Sidney Poitier is undeniably captivating in his role as the temporary teacher and his positive effect on his students is great to see. Even on a budget of less than a million dollars they managed to make a great movie, although the small budget is quite noticeable in certain parts. For example, why didn’t they actually show that school trip scene? It was very odd.
Still a good film nonetheless.