Release Date: September 21st, 1983
DVD Release Date: January 24th, 2006
PG|1 hr 50 min
Rita (Julie Walters), a married hair stylist in her 20s, wants to go back to school. She begins studying with Dr. Bryant (Michael Caine), a professor using alcohol to cope with his divorce. Despite his personal problems, Dr. Bryant helps Rita realize her academic potential. In turn, her passion for learning revitalizes his love of teaching. However, when Rita's blue-collar spouse learns that his wife is more interested in education than homemaking, he becomes frustrated by her independence.
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Genres: Comedy drama
Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Distributors: Columbia Pictures, RCA/Columbia