Monsieur Lazhar ★★★

I had to watch this movie because it was up against A Separation (2011) for best foreign film at the Oscars and cause I'm Canadian-Iranian. I was kinda disappointed due to the hardcore badass premise and amazing opening sequence which initiated the hardcore badass premise....but then turned into another weird and corny Canadian film. It just wasn't believable and I felt they could've taken it further to make the audience care more about Bashir by developing the story of his past.
Let me get one thing straight: those child actors were amazing specifically Alice (Sophie Nélisse). That little girl is insanely talented and I'm going to keep an eye on her career.