Maybe it was the title or the misleading advertising campaign, but this wonderfully touching and funny reminiscence of life in a Catholic boys high school in Brooklyn circa 1965 went mostly unnoticed by critics and moviegoers alike. HEAVEN HELP US is a refreshingly honest portrayal of
teenagers. No character is stereotyped, and events turn out differently than expected. The film follows new-kid-in-town McCarthy, who has just moved in with his grandparents after the death of his parents. At St. Basil's, McCarthy's new school, he strikes up a friendship with Danare, a fat, nerdy,
but extremely intelligent kid who has endured much abuse at the hands of Dillon, the cla...