MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 641 this week

My Teacher's Wife (1999)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 1,051 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

A high school student has an romantic affair with his maths tutor only to discover she is married to his maths teacher.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 897 titles
created 29 May 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 06 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 35 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 2093 titles
created 18 Aug 2012
 
a list of 960 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: My Teacher's Wife (1999)

My Teacher's Wife (1999) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Teacher's Wife.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Todd Boomer
...
Kirsten Beck
...
Paul Faber
Leslie Lyles ...
Elaine Boomer
...
...
Roy Mueller
...
Vicky Mueller
...
Kim O'Brien
...
Classroom Jock (as Patrick Lawlor)
Jep Hill ...
Bernie Bodean
Caroline Crumpler ...
Girl in Class
John Floyd ...
SAT Loser
Karyn Beach ...
Nun Girl
Amy Nelson ...
Waitress
...
Shotgun Husband (as Mike Harding)
Edit

Storyline

A highly sexed high-school student with insufficient grades thinks the gods are smiling on him when he meets a sexy maths tutor who is also his maths teacher's wife. Written by <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Todd Boomer is embracing his homework like never before!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 November 1999 (Philippines)  »

Also Known As:

Bad with Numbers  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was shot in Wilmington, NC with a planned theatrical release in February 1995. But the financial collapse of Savoy Pictures left the movie orphaned until Trimark Pictures acquired it, re-titled it as "My Teacher's Wife," and released it on DVD. See more »

Quotes

[Having sex for the second time on the couch]
Vicky Mueller: Don't you need a condom?
Todd Boomer: Screw it
See more »

Connections

Edited into Boney D (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

When Away
Written & Performed by Groovy Religion
Courtesy of Handsome Boy Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Exact Opposite of Everything I Hate
16 February 2006 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

To paraphrase Thora Birch: "I kind of like this movie. It's the exact opposite of everything I hate in a film".

This obscure film was too low key and intelligent to get a theatrical release, any chance for success would have needed a costly promotional campaign. And a coming of age story where nothing spectacular happens - where instead the focus is on character development, has a limited target audience. Whoever heard of a mature teen movie?

But if you have an opportunity to see this or if you can part with a few bucks for the DVD, you could do a lot worse. "My Teacher's Wife" is nothing revolutionary but it has a lot going for it and holds up well to repeated viewings.

Jason London (as high school senior Todd Boomer) is the star and fits this character as well as his parts in "The Man In the Moon" and "Dazed and Confused". He is helped out by exceptional work from his supporting cast. Tia Carrere in the title role is a revelation (she can act) as Todd's calculus tutor and love interest. Christopher McDonald as the teacher in a nice self-parodying performance. Zak Orth and Alexondra Lee as Todd's best friends, and Jeffrey Tabor as his father.

As someone commented earlier, this is a "mature" teen movie because the romantic relationships are universally unsuccessful-at least by traditional happy ending standards. Even Todd's parents are indifferent to each other, with his father panting after the title character and his mother (Leslie Lyles) literally on the telephone during her entire time on screen (a device that provides increasing comedy relief with each successive appearance). The London-Carrere romance has unexpected charm and is far more believable than any other older woman storyline you are likely to find.

But the real strength of the film is the evolving relationship of the three friends. There is no overwrought melodrama here, just three immature people who alternate between testing and trusting each other, subject to all the dynamics that three young people can bring to this kind of thing. They actually manage to pull off a "believable" three-person relationship, perhaps the first one in cinema history.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
no happy love in this film? filmfan8888
NOT Harvard! jdbriley
zaks not a good friend prpaclt
Is the UK version different from the US version?! john-halliwell
Song at the end credits ILoveHamburgers
1999??? dan-willi84
Discuss My Teacher's Wife (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?