Pick of the Week: "The Ron Clark Story"
Today, I’m debuting the last of my special features, the Pick of the Week.
Every Monday, I will pick that week’s must-see show, movie or special (Remember the TV week runs Monday-Sunday.).
This week’s Pick of the Week is the TNT original movie, “The Ron Clark Story.”
Ron Clark was a North Carolina teacher who left his quiet hometown to teach in a New York public school. Using innovative teaching techniques, he helped the students improve their test scores while also helping them with their personal problems.
Yes, it’s a story we’ve seen several times before—“Lean On Me,” “Dangerous Minds,” “Stand and Deliver”—but we’ve never seen it with Matthew Perry and that is what makes it must-see. I have always thought that Perry has a Michael J. Fox quality to him and from the previews I’ve seen this movie helps bring that out. Perry has never gotten the credit he deserves for his acting abilities and I’m hoping that with all the buzz this movie is generating, he’ll finally get it.
I can guarantee you the movie will get overly sentimental, but I think it will be worth your time. Just have those tissues ready.
“The Ron Clark Story” airs Sunday, August 13th at 8 p.m. on TNT.