With Honors

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"If you want a degree go to Harvard, If you want an education go to Simon Wilder."
  • PG-13
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.7  (15,777)

With Honors is a 1994 comedy-drama film directed by Alek Keshishian and stars Joe Pesci, Brendan Fraser, and Moira Kelly. The movie takes place on the campus of Harvard University and follows the story of a young student named Monty (Brendan Fraser) who loses his thesis to a homeless man named Simon (Joe Pesci) after it falls into a sewer grate. Simon agrees to return Monty's thesis in exchange for food and shelter in his makeshift shack on the Harvard campus.

Monty reluctantly agrees to the deal, and he and his roommates, Everett (Patrick Dempsey), Courtney (Moira Kelly), and Jeffrey (Josh Hamilton) let Simon stay in their shack. The unlikely group of housemates soon form an unlikely bond as Simon proves to be a valuable source of life advice to the young students. Monty and Simon come from different worlds and have opposite views on life, but they soon find common ground in their struggles and ambitions.

The movie explores themes of loneliness, loss, friendship, and the value of education. Monty is under tremendous pressure to succeed in school and earn his degree. Simon, on the other hand, is a nomadic man who has lost everything and has given up on life. He finds solace in helping others and sharing his wisdom with Monty and his friends.

As the story progresses, the relationship between Monty and Simon deepens, and the young student begins to see life through a new lens. Simon shares his own difficult experiences and encourages Monty to appreciate the small things in life, like companionship and the beauty of nature. Monty, in turn, helps Simon connect with his estranged daughter, who he has not seen in years.

With Honors is a heartwarming film that brings together a group of people from different walks of life and shows that everyone has something to offer. The movie also touches on the issue of homelessness and highlights the struggles of people who have fallen on hard times. It is a powerful reminder that compassion and understanding can go a long way in helping those in need.

The film is notable for its strong performances, particularly from Joe Pesci, who gives a compelling portrayal of a troubled but wise homeless man. Brendan Fraser also gives a nuanced performance as a driven student struggling to balance his academic pursuits with his personal life.

Overall, With Honors is a touching and thought-provoking film that explores the human condition with honesty and humor. It is a movie that will leave viewers with a newfound appreciation for the value of human connection and the importance of living life with purpose.

With Honors is a 1994 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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    6.7  (15,777)