This was a story that might have been good as a short in a literary magazine, maybe even a novella, but not a feature length film. It was basically a mix of Dead Poet’s Society and Mr. Holland’s Opus, but without the touching, poignant characters. It might have had touching characters, but we never get to find out, because they were kept at arms length through the whole movie. There isn’t really any characterization at all. We see little snippets of many different relationships, but they are never solidly woven together. We never see how these relationships affect the characters, or how anything affects the characters. As far as I could tell, not one event that occured in the movie affected any of the characters’ lives at all. I think that was the premise, that people don’t change, but it was poorly executed and made for a dull film.