This lavish but lackluster version of Terence Rattigan's THE BROWNING VERSION offers a good dramatic workout by Albert Finney and little else.
Finney plays Andrew Crocker-Harris, a strict English professor at a contemporary British boys' school, who is about to retire due to a heart ailment. Andrew is disliked by all but one of his students, a shy, inquisitive boy named Taplow (Ben Silverston). Andrew's wife, Laura (Greta Scacchi), who
despises her husband, carries on an affair with an American teacher, Frank Hunter (Matthew Modine). Shortly before his retirement, Andrew argues with his replacement, Tom Gilbert (Julian Sands), about the content of the class cu...