Released on DVD on August 19, 2014 by Home Entertainment is the new inspirational movie "Brooklyn Castle." The movie revolves around the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country.
In this movie we meet a teen girl named Rochelle who wants to be the first African American girl to be a "Master" in chess. We also meet Patrick, Alexis, Justus and Pobo as well as others and you learn their struggles and see their triumphs. We also meet the principal, Mr. Rubino, and a teacher that is the kind that inspires her students, Ms. Vicary.
We see the school fight back when faced with major cutbacks and you will be amazed at this school's resourcefulness. We highly recommend this DVD. If not for a few utterances of language, the DVD would be recommended for all ages. As it stands, we recommend it for ages twelve plus and we are pleased to award it our Dove Seal and five Doves, our best rating. Watch this one soon and be inspired!
This is what critics are saying about the movie:
"I love this film" - Robert Ebert
"Irresistible." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"A can't miss film" - Kenneth Turan, LA Times
"Enlightening, inspiring and expertly crafted" - Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
Language: OMG-1; BS-1; PO-1; Suck-1
Other: Tensions between a mother and son; some students take losing hard and cry.