Monday, June 29, 2009

Front of the Class


Last week, a friend told me about this movie she had seen on HBO. She was passionate about it, making me want to see it for myself. So yesterday, when she sent me a text message that the movie was on, I hurriedly moved over from the table (where I normally work) to the couch and turned the TV on.

Front of the Class is based on a true story. It is about Brad Cohen's struggle with his condition, Tourette Syndrome, and how he came to accept it as part of himself; how he learned that he could do most anything that other people can; how he chased his dream relentlessly; how he achieved his dream.

The movie was not even halfway over when I found tears endlessly streaming down my face. Maybe it's simply because I have been overly sensitive in the past week. Maybe it's because I have a soft spot for the physically and mentally challenged. Maybe it's because I had a dream once and I kinda lost my way. Maybe it's because I am realizing that it is time to chase that dream again, and it scares me to death.

This movie is excellent for those who have the heart to teach kids, and for those whose desire is to help others. You can learn more about the real Brad Cohen here.

7 comments:

  1. I think I know a little bit about chasing dreams and losing your way. I hope we build the courage to find that way again.

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  2. Grabe, I was weeping buckets while watching this movie.
    And I was meaning to write about it. Good thing you wrote about it na.

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  3. Thank you for listing it,I love this kind of movies

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  4. @Vicki - yup...

    @Nikki - great story, no?

    @Mutuelle - hope you get to watch it!

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  5. @Vicki - yup...

    @Nikki - great story, no?

    @Mutuelle - hope you get to watch it!

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  7. Yup, inspiring story. I couldn't stop my tears when he was being asked by the principal about Tourette's in front of the entire school.

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