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A down-on-his-luck businessman desperately takes the only job offered – a teacher in the U.S. Army. His mission: keep a ragtag bunch of underachieving misfits from flunking out of basic training! Be on alert as this unlikely new teacher and his underdog class unexpectedly inspire each other to be all they can be!

Also Known As: Direita, Volver, Um Novo Homem, Renaissance Man, Inteligent w armii, By the Book, Ренесансов човек, Bill Rago - liten man med stora tankar, Un nuevo hombre, Mr. Bill, Un poeta entre reclutas, Profu' de engleza, Nori profesor, Чeловек эпохи Bозрождения, Opération Shakespeare, Päätään pidempi, Ekpaideftis kommando, Εκπαιδευτής Κομάντο, Omul renaşcentist, Mezzo professore tra i marines, Reneszánsz ember, Sam Amca'nin Erleri, Si la vie vous intéresse, Bill Rago, Army Intelligence

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  • kumaar-prem
    kumaar prem

    The director, Penny Marshall, belongs to a group that includes Ron Howard and Rob Reiner. They reliably produce family movies that are commercial in that they’re emotionally satisfying, politically correct, show little or no smoking, and are without special challenge. Their products are to movies as Time Magazine is to news. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re poor movies. You want basic news in a familiar format, you read Time Magazine.In this case, poor Danny DeVito is an award-winning advertising man who loses his job and takes the only alternative — teaching on an army base to a dozen soldiers who are marginal and need to be taught to think.The diverse students are scornful, having been ordered to attend the class. DeVito feels hopeless. But, bit by bit, both DeVito and the class come around to mutually relish the bond they’ve formed. On top of that, DeVito, who marched against the Vietnam war, accommodates himself to the army, and the students learn the difference between a simile and a metaphor.It has its funny moments — DeVito stranded on top of a tall tower — but the underlying theme is a serious one. That’s how you make a commercial movie that the whole family will enjoy. It’s not an insult to the intelligence, not an orgy of blood, not based on a comic strip or a cartoon character, and it has a happy ending. The ending is predictable because it’s part of a friendly formula: mismatched teacher and class who learn from each other, as in “The Blackboard Jungle,” “The Private War of Major Benson,” or “To Sir, With Love.” The reason it’s part of a formula is that it’s been proved to work.On the whole, the students may be ignorant, in the sense of not knowing much about high culture or grammar. They may not be able to write twelve-tone music, but they’re not stupid, in the sense of being unable to learn quickly. I taught night school at Camp Lejeune and the Marines were as bright as any, and a few were very quick on their mental feet indeed.

  • lisa-welch
    lisa welch

    I’ve been in love with this movie since I was a kid the witty humor to the Underdog Story just a great overall movie Danny DeVito at his funniest with a very young Mark Wahlberg

  • erica-jacobs
    erica jacobs

    This movie has a personal meaning to my wife and I;because it was made when and where my wife went to basic training. My wife actually saw Penny Marshall. I have her year book from basic training then;and the background is exactly like the movie. I am giving this movie a 10; because it is a ten to my wife and I. She also saw Danny Devito from a distance. Danny Devito says I like it, I love it, I want more of it; after he trained on the very tower my wife exceeded on. That is when he mentioned the name of the movie: Renaissance Man. He uses that to explain what a oxymoron is. This movie is a great movie to learn from.I went and lived on base when my wife was in A.I.T. and everything that was current in the move Renaissance Man; was current then. If you were in the ARMY in the early 1990’s; this movie will be a ten to you.

  • bobby-mogensen
    bobby mogensen

    This movie came on last night and I found myself watching the whole thing despite having something else to do. I’ll admit the main reason I was interested was that I’m in advertising, as is Devito’s character, and live in fear of being laid off like he was. Regardless, it was entertaining. There were definitely weak spots in the story, predictable endings and such, but it was enjoyable, especially for Devito’s acting. There was some strong acting by the rest of the cast, and some definite weak performances, the worst being Gregory Hines who just didn’t fit the part. For me all weaknesses were made up for in how Devito’s character handled his new role as a teacher. He plays an old, bitter ad guy perfectly, and made me see several of my colleagues in a new light.

  • gunhild-thomsen
    gunhild thomsen

    I didn’t despise this movie, but I certainly didn’t like it. All I can say is, how many times do we have to endure watching people achieve “education” by osmosis and enthusiasm, including the inevitable scene where they do a rap rendition of what they’ve learned? How about showing what it’s really like, students poring over texts and books, memorizing and testing? But then I guess that would be pretty boring. This movie was a missed step by Penny Marshall, although Gregory Hines surprisingly made a believable drill sergeant.

  • patrick-mitchell
    patrick mitchell

    ‘Renaissance Man’ is a film about a teacher who is hired to teach literature to a group of rebellious army recruits. It is a film about the relationship that this teacher has with the students and the changes that all of them make. The teacher learns how to appreciate the army recruits and gets a sense of understanding from them; at the same time, they learn how to buckle down and actually enjoy reading and learning about Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. This is one of those feel-good films. I got really sick of watching this film as it was always on television and one of those films that my family tended to watch and rewatch at least a dozen times. This film has its share of laughter and succeeds in providing a feel-good story and a happy ending.

  • tony-lin
    tony lin

    RENAISSANCE MAN / (1994) *1/2 (out of four)By Blake French: The more serious a subject is, the easier and more fun it is to spoof. The comedy from Penny Marshal, “Renaissance Man,” has a great target: the army. But it fails to create funny material within its concepts. The film seems to have uncertainties within its structure; the scenes simply do not blend well together. It is possible to incorporate comedy with sentimental emotions, but this movie does not know how to do it. It goes from straight humor to straight solemnity, leaving out subtle changes in its pace, attitude, or character’s actions. When a movie can include a scene that has Danny Devito climbing a “victory” tower at a military training facility, and another where Army students rap to a theme of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” without being funny in the least, you know there has been some major miscalculations. Devito is the right actor for a divorced, bankrupt Detroit advertiser who applies for unemployment and gets a job as a civilian instructor for an Army training facility. He must counsel a class of eight difficult students. Of course, DeVito’s character has no idea of how the Army works, and proves himself to be a misfit in the base. After some effort, he eventually finds the students express interest in Shakespeare. “He wrote plays. Plays…?” he explains. “You know, like TV without the box.” The class becomes a course on the understanding of the complex tragedy of “Hamlet.” We keep waiting for the movie to take off and to be about something, but it never does. It simply juggles around various ideas that go absolutely nowhere. The movie feels obligatory as it follows the predictable, contrived path in which the students reject their authorities, then the students respect their authorities, then the authorities reject, then except. Except and reject what, you ask? It doesn’t really matter since the entire plot is an exercise in recycling story nuggets of movies like “Dead Poets Society” and “Private Benjamin.” To make things even worse for this excuse for a comedy: many of the performances are horrible. Danny Devito is fine, as is the rest of the more experienced cast. But the Army student cast has scenes that are down right laughable. Mark Wahlberg sits in his desk and makes childish faces to his fellow classmates, reciting his dialogue as if rehearsing a part in a high school play for the first time. During one scene, as the students explain the reasons of why they joined the Army, one breaks down in tears because of a sad emotional past. This could have been powerful if actual actors had taken the parts. But instead, we try to respect the art of filmmaking by holding a straight face while his expression of sorrow becomes so poorly portrayed we don’t know whether to wince or chuckle. “Renaissance Man” is a contrived, labored, unconvincing attempt at a comedy spoof. Without a doubt, if handled the right way, it could have had funny results. But Penny Marshal, who also directed movies like “The Preacher’s Wife,” and “Big,” constructs scenes so awfully familiar and labored, no possible talent can save them. Even the closing sequence, the traditional false suspense moments when students show their loyalties and manhood, feels out of place. Everything feels out of place here. I feel sorry for Danny Devito, who brings a life to his character on his own. But he is stuck in a movie so mislead, even he looks like he should be contributing his talents to another production.

  • bnaa-essaa
    bnaa essaa

    Seen this movie on the Human Condition several times 2C those ratings of less than 5 stars could be frustrating, if I had not yet reached midlife. However, having surpassed that milestone, low ratings are best understood 2b those of individuals either too shallow to swim in any form of deep waters, or too young to have adequately attained a measure of maturity or develop even the basic elements of character. For those whom rated this movie a three or under: inexcusable unless developmentally challenged. For tis of basic decency that should one especially dislike a film, a simple conveyance of it not being to ones liking with perhaps details on what concept was found 2b disagreeable. However, 2b critical & demeaning of so many aspects of a film right down to even generalized oerception of poor acting in a film consisting of SO MANY A-list professional actors & indeed, some reviews can find nothing of value ought be adequate in itself of a reflection of the LACK of character, insight, empathy, humility, ethics, & ESPECIALLY an ability to form or process a perception based on any point of view outside of self. Sime of the low reviews here indicate puddles deeper than the reviewer. Enuf said. Perhaps the film will not appeal to all folk? Thats a given. Personally, I found the film 2b moving, the acting wonderful, the take away of inspiration to keep in mind the fact all have a story & a position of greatness all are capable of rising to &/or improving. In the subtle living our moments of life, we CAN find the power of hope & desire to make the most – or better – of the hand dealt us ….. & look down ONLY when lifting up our fellow man along is his journey as well. Shame on reviewers whom inconsiderately devalue a work to the point of having nothing at all redeemable to say ? Lazy is an individual whom cannot expend a small amount of time 2b introspective or LOOK FOR a single positive aspect within a work which resulted in a collaboration of MANY individuals & MUCH time, energy, effort & resources. Halfway intelligent & decent folks kno better to generally ignore reviews w/ratings of 1,2, &3 when a significant number of reviews are at the polar end …. If a reviewer can take the time to leave a review of ONLY total critical nature, its a reflection of the quality of character of the reviewer. Shame those reviewers even HAVE the benefit/privlege of viewing these bodies of WORK! Yes, they are WORKS in that those involved w/any aspect of it being available for others have an investment. If nothing else, some respect is rightly deserved to those. Again, one doesnt HAVE to “like” a movie. There ARE bad movies. However, unless one is “dead” inside, THIS movie, under NO CIRCUMSTANCES, qualifies under films considered 2b “bad” !! Pfffft In fact, if a heart actually beats, & one has even BASIC decency, this movie WILL touch a part of the human soul and leave a mark. This reviewer sincerely grateful for this body of work. The film world is a better place for it having been made 🙂

  • concepcion-montserrat-ortiz
    concepcion montserrat ortiz

    I don’t know how Penny Marshall did it, but this older-than-the-hills story works beautifully, so much so that I watch this movie more often than I want to admit. The spirited cast helps a lot, with Brancato standing out. And I cry every time I watch it, too.

  • c-ira-ch-xeize
    c ira ch xeize

    Danny DeVito has given us many fine films but I believe this is his very best. Danny steps out of his usual character, to give a poignant portrayal in this feel good film. The young cast offers fine support. This is a MUST SEE for everyone that enjoys outstanding performances. Not your usual DeVito fare. I rated this a 9.

  • iza-t-avaze
    iza t avaze

    An uneasy, but very likeable mix of DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989) and AN OFFICER AND GENTLEMAN (1982) from usually assured director Penny Marshall has fine-as-usual Danny De Vito playing a business man who gets fired and has to work on a U.S. military camp teaching some not-so-bright cadets about, well, Shakespeare. Aside from being the most respectful, positive, naive portrayal of the U.S. Army in decades, this predictable, formulaic comedy mixes drama and humor unwisely, despite some appealing performances by the young actors, especially from Lillo Brancato, Jr., who played Robert De Niro’s son in A BRONX TALE (1993) and spoofs him here, much-talking Kadeem Hardison and Richard T. Jones as the strongest. Also with sexy Stacey Dash, stupid bloke Mark Wahlberg, James Remar as captain and Gregory Hines as a light variation of Louis Gossett, Jr., from AN OFFICER… In the end, neither boring, nor successful movie with a healthy enthusiasm for Shakespeare’s works.

  • sara-rocha
    sara rocha

    Renaissance Man is the type of movie that I believe any movie buff should see. It’s one of those movies (in my opinion), in which you learn something unknowingly. You might not realize it unless you either start thinking about the movie more after watching it, or simply watching it again. One of the big things I realized after watching this movie, is that smart, poetic and strong willed when you reach or look deep into them. CAST: As far as the movie is more concerned, There seems to be a great amount of attention related to cast with this movie. All the students were brilliant in performance, as well as the main military officials and Mr. Devito himself. SCRIPT: The script did more than it had to. Powerful would be a spot on match. Different positions, opinions, responses and reactions were key in this movie, with making it good. I could go on about saying how good this movie is (and believe me I could); but my time here falls short. Hope you enjoyed this comment.

  • aimee-goncalves
    aimee goncalves

    that deserves to be recognize a little bit better. Danny DeVito plays an unemployed advertiser in which the only place he can work is teaching shakespeare in the army. This film features in all star cast from Mark Whalberg, Stacey Dash, Kadeem Harrison and Cliff Robertson. Don’t miss this heartwarming film about making decisions.

  • gusev-valerian-kharlampevich
    gusev valerian kharlampevich

    This movie is one of my favorites, mainly because it accurately illustrates how I often feel as an English teacher trying to bring Shakespeare to high school students, and the things we learn on the way. When the cast does the Hamlet rap, I am entranced. When Benitez recites the St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V, while standing in the driving rain, I weep. When the camera pans across the faces of the young men as they watch a live performance of Shakespeare, I am moved by their innocence and their amazement.Renaissance Man is, in my humble opinion, Danny DeVito’s finest hour. It also features wonderfully sensitive performances from the late Gregory Hines as the drill sergeant, and Mark Wahlberg as the yokel Haywood. My personal favorite character is Benitez, from Noo Yahk Noo Yahk, played by Lillo Brancato.Many people think that because this film did not do well in its theatrical release that it wasn’t a good film. This is simply not true. It is a marvelous ensemble cast drama, with enough funny moments to sustain even the shortest attention span.If you have never seen this film, it is well worth renting, or catching on cable, as I am right as we speak.

  • saayaa-cetnaa
    saayaa cetnaa

    Unless life has kicked you in the nuts as an adult a few times, then you may not appreciate the thought and point that has gone into this little masterpiece.This movie is about how a self serving man (typical adman in NYC) working in a self serving profession (advertising), learns to be unselfish by serving others. He does this first because he has to (get a job because the Government is stopping your welfare), but after a bit of experience, he does it because he wants to.Yep, it’s that simple, but makes some very true and adult points. Devito’s character isn’t seen to have kids, isn’t seen to have a wife, or anything happy in his life at all except an expensive apartment, but the expensive apartment doesn’t apparently give him any contentment either.I for one would be interested in seeing a sequel because i would like to see if the main character reverted to type if he got a job in advertising in say, Nunchuck South Dakota, or did he end up as teacher in a prestigious East Coast finishing school. Yay, let’s all throw our hats in the air!

  • sarah-barron
    sarah barron

    This film is a very nice one. There are a few reasons for that. Danny de Vito (playing Bill Rago) is great and plays his role very enthusiast. De Vito’s best scene is the one where he is in the office where he’s going for a job. He totally does NOT want to be there because he’s ashamed of being there. When he gets a teaching job offered, the look on his face,when he finds out he is supposed to teach soldiers in the army, is marvelous. All the other actors are playing (very) good, especially Gregory Hines as drill-instructor who wants Bill Rago gone. The few scenes Hines and De Vito share together are no less than hilarious, that’s for sure.The story is not as strong as the (sometimes) brilliant acting from the whole cast. To be honest, the story of Jim Burnstein is predictable and boring. Not only is the ending something you know 30 minutes before it’s there, also the most important lines of the story are predictable and because of that boring. I can’t spoil the movie, but let me tell you: For this film, Jim Burnstein wanted all happy things and endings, even when it’s not appropriate.If you have read Willliam Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ (a brilliant book, if I may say so) you’ll enjoy this film a lot more.If you like this motion picture you should also see ‘Dead Poets Society’ with Robin Williams.

  • majken-laursen
    majken laursen

    I love this movie. I first saw it when I was about eight, and it inspired me to read Shakespeare. Of course, because of my age, I was unable to understand HAMLET, but I thought I would just mention it. This movie is a great portrayl of how a formerly selfish man changed himself and his students through Shakespeare. This movie is deep, but it’s also very funny and entertaining. There are some great, brilliant moments in here, especially when DeVito says, “All I know is, the choices you make dictate the life you lead. To thine own self be true. ” There is also an excellent scene where one of the students recites Shakespeare for Hines, the drill sergeant. This is a fantastic movie that I absolutely loved, as did my English teacher. I highly recommend it. Of course, if you only find Bruce Willis movies entertaining, this movie is not for you.

  • sr-a-genaro-curiel
    sr a genaro curiel

    The older I get the more I realize how this movie is a little cheesy, But if you really like a feel good movie you can’t go wrong with this one. Danny Devito did a wonderful job playing a teacher in the army.(a job he didn’t ask for and is not looking forward to)He is brought in to teach these kids that everyone thinks are stupid. Every one of the characters left an impression in my mind. They all did a wonderful job at playing their roles.Each one of the student’s are different and everyone knows someone in real life like each one of them. It is a little like dead poet’s society but with more comedy and a more “happy good feeling” I am always in a GREAT mood at the end of this movie!

  • kristen-williams
    kristen williams

    This film is about educating the most unlikely people so that they will be able to appreciate beauty of the classical works. For me, it’s very moving because enjoying good works of art are fully part of enjoying life. Besides, the film is well done and funny. And last but not least, education is properly shown as a two-way process: the teacher will learn a lot from his students during the very time he teaches them. In summary, I loved the story and sent everyone I met to see it. And most of them were happy too.

  • greta-azizkhanyan
    greta azizkhanyan

    One of the most moving experiences in cinema I had during the Nineties was watching Renaissance Man. It’s more than a comedy about underachievers realizing their potential. It’s about the man who makes them realize their worth as human beings getting quite an education about life himself.Danny DeVito is that man in a role about as far removed as you can get from Louis DePalma in Taxi and Lawrence Garfield in Other People’s Money. He’s an advertising man who loses a couple of big clients while getting stuck in traffic and gets bounced from his job.Needing an income while looking for a job, the Michigan Unemployment Department gives him an interesting job, a civilian remedial education teacher for the United States Army. He’s assigned to a class of eight trainees who might wash out if they don’t shape up. It’s their mental attitudes that need adjusting.A little trial and error and DeVito hits upon the idea to use Shakespeare, specifically Hamlet as a teaching tool. Interpreting and learning life’s lesson from one of the greatest works of literature in the English language apparently works and in ways far beyond making these trainees get through basic training.This is my favorite film with Danny DeVito and he’s not an easy fit into army life. Cliff Robertson, James Remar, and Gregory Hines are some of the army people he deals with.But the eight trainees are the heart of the film. Mark Wahlberg, Lillo Brancato, Kadeem Hardison, Richard Jones, Khalil Kain, Gregory Sporleto, Stacey Dash are seven of them. One of them doesn’t make it through and ironically because of an act of kindness. But my favorite in the film is Peter Simmons who plays Private Brian Davis from Grand Forks, North Dakota. It’s young men like him and his father before him in Vietnam who was killed in action who keep this country safe and secure. He gets the best recognition possible at the end of the film and you are guaranteed not to have a dry eye when you see it.Renaissance Man is a beautifully crafted film from Penny Marshall and should not be missed when broadcast.

  • galina-tikhii
    galina tikhii

    Army recruits categorized as, shall we say, neither the best nor brightest, but they somehow get turned on when reluctant teacher DeVito reads Shakespeare’s Hamlet to them and it hits a chord. The high point of the film is reached when one of those recites on command his “irrelevant” Shakespeare on a rainy night’s drill to Sergeant Gregory Hines and finds in his memory from “Henry V” (with lead-in not at hand) “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me, Shall be my brother.” This is a truly nice movie, about heroes but not about touting war. At a later point, my usually stoic wife shed some tears. Danny De Vito is surprising to me. He generally leaps over my expectations, no matter how far I raise them up.

  • jaunzems-elmars
    jaunzems elmars

    Let me start off by saying that this movie is miss-marketed as a comedy. As a comedy, this movie is, at best, mediocre. Sure, there are some funny moments, but it isn’t nearly as hilarious as it claims to be. However, what this movie lacks in comedy, it makes up for with it’s other qualities. This is a warm, fuzzy, feel-good movie with a lot of wisdom in it. The character development is excellent and we really get to like the characters. The bond between DeVito and his students is strong. This movie is very touching, with a few funny moments in-between. Sure, there are some corny scenes (the rap scene) but hey, every teacher has their own way of making their students understand their material, right? I would recommend this movie, although not as a comedy.

  • mitchell-hall
    mitchell hall

    What a polarity of opinions on this one! It’s either love it or hate it time. Put me definitely in the camp of this movie’s admirers and supporters. I noticed that many of this film’s fans were from all over: Texas, Canada, Scotland, Brooklyn, Australia, and Paris! Many noticed the similarity to Dead Poets Society as did I. Other movies it could be compared to are Mr. Holland’s Opus and Konrack, and the more recent French film, The Chorus, movies in which other teachers too are celebrated for enriching the lives and spirits of their students. I think your Parisian correspondent sums it up the best: to see fine art working its way into the psyches of those previously unaware of it and to see people growing in spirit as a result of their exposure to and interactivity with it: that’s what makes this story such a treat and an inspiration. It’s what makes being a teacher worthwhile and justified. It moved and touched me. I had a personal connection to this movie’s plot line as well: I knew a teacher who used to go into inner city schools and also taught the kids Shakespeare, especially the old-fashioned swear words the author used in the plays! Quite successfully too. Also, I grew up in Detroit so I appreciated the opening of the film set on familiar streets of the Motor City. A beautiful and touching film. None of the film’s critics or supporters commented on the plot line in which the teacher recovered the true history of his recruit’s father’s unrecognized heroism. That was beautiful too. Go see this film and be inspired.

  • nicole-drake
    nicole drake

    This is a feel good movie, not very deep BUT well conceived, written and acted. DeVito is excellent as a failing marketing man being transformed into a thoughtful, caring army educator. As important is the film’s excellent presentation and discussion of the works of Shakespeare.No surprise, DeVito’s self centered abrasiveness meets with antipathy. Army officers don’t care. Convinced of their own worthlessness, DeVito’s students are disinterested, at best. During the semester, DeVito, mellows, students learn enough to advance,and Army brass begins to appreciates the new teacher.The best part of this film is not DeVito’s or the student’s redemption but the film’s beguiling Shakespeare presentation. DeVito teaches the Bard with passion. The writers deliver illuminating, focused student dialog. As one who didn’t “get” Shakespeare until seeing MacBeth a year after graduation. This movie was a better class than anything I took in high school or college.Enjoy the film and the class.

  • ashley-hall
    ashley hall

    Renaissance Man is directed by Penny Marshall and stars Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Mark Wahlberg, Stacey Dash and Kadeem Hardison. Hans Zimmer scores the film and it’s written by Jim Burnstein. The story sees DeVito as Bill Rago, a divorced advertising executive who loses his job and finds himself unemployed. Not only that, but the relationship with his daughter has started to feel the financial strain. However, the unemployment agency find him a short time position at U.S. Army training base, Fort McClane. The position entails him to teach basic comprehension to a class of academic under achievers. Initially he’s not enthused by the job, nor are the class particularly responsive to his civilian status. But just maybe this odd coupling may turn out to be good for both parties? That is if Drill Sergeant Cass (Hines) lets them that is?A box office flop that was first marketed as a comedy, then as a drama {it’s very much both}, Renaissance Man holds no surprises what so ever. The formula remains the same as every other piece featuring a teacher and an unruly/troubled/under educated class. So with that in mind, and considering the film has largely been kicked by the professional critics, I’m not here to sell this movie to anyone, because sometimes you have to acknowledge that a film can hit a spot of your own personal psyche, yet at the same time be a million miles away from someone else’s.The choices we make dictate the life we leadFor me personally, Renaissance Man is one such film. It was one dark rainy night back in the mid 90s and I had the blues, I popped over to the video store to see what was available, I couldn’t find anything that remotely sounded like something to lift me out of the stupor I was in. I then spied a copy of Renaissance Man, a film I hadn’t heard anything about, and although I took that as a bad sign, Danny DeVito’s beaming smile on the cover of the box lured me in. I was thinking how much I had enjoyed him in Twins at the back end of 1988, so to me it didn’t seem such a bad gamble to take. I was expecting a comedy and I got one, but the bonus was that what I also got was a very uplifting dramatic tale about the human condition, people learning from each other, a tale that shows the power of artistry and how it can unite and lift people. A tale that shows that maybe some folk aren’t as clever as others, but if they can grasp a straw and be all that they can be, then their heads will be well and truly held up high.Renaissance Man, I believe, is a sadly undervalued film on this, or any other film related site. But that’s just me, because hey! We all got different psyche’s right. Right? 8/10