Although the play won a host of awards, I had not heard about it. So, when I pulled The History Boys off the shelf at Blockbuster, it was because it had history in the title and because the case copy mentioned the BBC. (You can see that I make my Blockbuster choices based on firm criteria.) Anyway, I'm a sucker for teacher films, and The History Boys is a terrific teacher film. If you need to take a break from grading, go round to your local video store and burn a couple of hours feeling good.