High School Revolution
Leon Bronstein isn’t your average teenager. He’s got a few things that mark him as being a little different. He’s Jewish, goes to a private boarding school, and has a rich father. And he believes he is the reincarnation of Soviet thinker Leon Trotksy.
When his father tries to ground him by giving him a job in his factory, Leon starts a union and eventually hosts a hunger strike. His father, in sheer desperation has him arrested.
And then as punishment, puts him in a public school.
But it’s in this public school that Leon finds the beginnings of his path to fulfilling all the milestones in Trotksy’s life, beginning with falling in love with a girl 9 years his senior.
High School Revolution is an extremely quirky, low key comedy that has just enough originality charm and interesting characters to keep it from being another run of the mill high school dramas.
It might not find a permanent place in you DVD collection, but it’s not a bad way to spend an evening.
Reviewed by: Jonathan