Educating Rita (1983)

PG110 min.Comedy | Drama
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OPENING WKD
$74K (USA)
GROSS
$15MM (USA)
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations See all »
SUMMARY
In London, twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny. She joins a literature course in an open university and is tutored by the middle-aged Dr. Frank Bryant, an alcoholic and debauched professor from the upper-class who's life has left him emotionally drained, without self-esteem. Frank lives with Julia, who's also a professor, and have a loveless marriage; Julia has a love affair with the dean Brian. Rivals humour and determination to improve herself is contagious; she gives motivation to Frank who helps prepare her for the exams to join university, and be able to leave Denny Will she succeed in the exams? Written By Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Less

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