charming, vivacious and descriptive film about prep school life, youthful
sexuality and generation gaps. In contrast to its genre-counterparts of
the late 1990s and onwards, Class is neither rude nor vulgar,
despite being equally controversial regarding theme and subject.
This is a great achievement by director Lewis John Carlino, and it makes the film both
pleasant and bold. The swarming collection of up-and-coming brat packers
absorb the attention in delightful fashion and help make this both
amusing and great fun. Lowe is great in one of his best roles, McCarthy
is at the peak of his sensitive persona in the lead, whereas John Cusack
fully displays his comedic talent in a wonderful supporting role. One of
the best of its kind, and a pinpoint depiction of the early 1980s.