So my plan to ward off a cold was in vain….because I did not have a cold. I had the amazingly glamourous combo influenza A and strep throat. Go big or go home, right? So apple cider vinegar cocktails may ward off a cold, but they do not stand a chance against that medley of demonic viruses.
So how to continue my something new everyday when I barely have the energy to get out of bed to take my handy-dandy Tamiflu and antibiotic? Time for another movie.
It was hard to choose something because nothing really seemed all that entertaining when you feel as if you’ve been beaten with a cast iron skillet and then run over with a Mack truck. But it sure beats staring at the ceiling trying to go back to sleep for the fifth time of the day.
So glancing through Amazon Prime’s stellar selection, I ran across a Ryan Reynolds tv movie from a decade or so ago: School of Life. The little write up the came across my television describing the movie made it sound like a teacher-changes-the-world-type story and I do love those being a teacher myself. Plus, Ryan Reynolds.
I watched it. It was a teacher change the world movie, but it was so melodramatic and campy. The concept is Mr. D (Ryan Reynolds) is the teacher everyone loves. He’s funny. He’s approachable. He’s creative. He doesn’t fit the stereotype of a teacher. And he drives veteran teacher, Mr. Warner, crazy. Mr. Warner wants to be the teacher that changes lives and that everyone loves, but he cannot compete with Mr. D. Mr. Warner engages in over the top behavior to try to ruin Mr. D, but in the process he makes himself ridiculous. Eventually, Mr. Warner does discover a secret about Mr. D. This secret leads Warner to change his perspective on Mr. D, teaching, and life. Inspirational? Maybe, but it’s hard to be inspired by cheesiness.