tek's rating: ¼

With Honors (PG-13)
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This came out in 1994, but I didn't see it until 2021. It's something I always vaguely wanted to see because I like the cast. I'm glad to have finally seen it, but I thought it was only so-so.

Brendan Fraser plays a Harvard student named Monty Kessler, who loses at least part of his senior thesis when his computer's hard drive gets fried. He already had part of it printed out, and decides to go out to get it photocopied. But he falls and drops it down a grate that leads to the library's boiler room. When he goes down there to get it back, he meets a homeless man named Simon Wilder (Joe Pesci), who has already burned a few pages of it to keep warm. Simon makes a deal with Monty to give the rest of it back to him one piece at a time in exchange for various favors. Monty ends up letting him sleep in the van of one of his roommates. There are a few roommates, but the only one who made much of an impression on me was Courtney Blumenthal (Moira Kelly). Anyway, over the course of the film, Monty comes to actually care about Simon. And I kind of got the impression that he transformed from a conservative to a liberal, sort of. I'm not sure.

Well, the movie has some decent drama, one major part of which I don't want to spoil. It also has humor, which was generally less interesting to me. And I don't know what else to say.

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