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The English Teacher (2013)

The English Teacher

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

May 17, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

93 min.

Studio

Tribeca Film

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Craig Zisk

Producer

Naomi Despres, Robert Salerno, Matthew E. Chausse, Ben LeClair

Screenwriter

Dan Chariton, Stacy Chariton

Starring

Story


Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way.

But Linda's simple life turns an unexpected page when former star pupil Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns to Kingston after trying to make it as a playwright in New York. Now in his 20s, Jason is on the verge of abandoning art, pressured by his overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood (Greg Kinnear), to face reality and go to law school. Linda can't stand the thought of Jason giving up on his dreams so she decides to mount his play - a dark, angst-ridden, ambitious work - as a Kingston High School production, with flamboyant drama teacher Carl Kapinas (Nathan Lane) directing.

As Linda, now well out of her normal comfort zone, takes further risks in life and love, the stage is set for highly comic downfall. With the play, her reputation, and her teaching career on the line, Linda finds an unlikely ally in herself. Amidst the ruins of her formerly perfect life, can she find a way to her own unique storybook ending?

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the English Teacher is an appealing tale that's worth seeing just for his performance..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..is an affable if familiar high-school comedy populated by bright pupils, badly behaved teachers and amateur theatricals..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]
“.."The English Teacher" is a tragedy masquerading as a comedy and doing a disservice to both..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]