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The Good Student (2006)
"Mr. Gibb" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  January 2006 (USA)
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A unpopular high school teacher turns his life around after a student is kidnapped.

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Ronald Gibb
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Ally Palmer
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Phil Palmer
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Gabe
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Holly
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Tiff
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Detective Dick Moon
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Kari
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Marge Whitman
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Evelyn Hirsch
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Ron Gibb is a widower, solitary and depressed, teaching history at an upstate New York high school. He has a small crush on Ally, a cheerleader, which is noticed by another student and the janitor. After Ally breaks up with her boyfriend, Ron drops her off at home, and a few minutes later she's kidnapped. The police are alternately suspicious of Ron and baffled because there's no ransom demand. Her father, a used car salesman, turns it into a sales event. Ron confronts Ally's dad over his business practices and offers his own reward for her return. Who has her, and why? And will Ron eventually notice a neighbor who's been trying to get his attention? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Scandal is her best subject.

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Hallway student (Tom Bunker) is seen walking down the hall as Mr. Gibb walks by and acknowledges him. Split scene right after that you can see the hallway student again leaning up against a locker as Mr. Gibb goes by talking to one of the teachers. See more »

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Honest Phil Palmer: Next time take a dump on my face!
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Not so bad, but not great.
21 December 2008 | by (the Nth Dimension) – See all my reviews

It wasn't awful, but this movie is pretty forgettable. With only a couple of exceptions, the characters came off as two dimensional, their actions made no sense and seemed totally unrealistic. The actors did a passable job with what they had. The dialogue had a few chuckles but largely felt short of witty, and it couldn't seem to commit to comedy and instead comes off as a not so compelling drama with a few comic moments. I will say the end was unexpected to me, but it didn't really make up for the flaws.

Of course, Hayden Panettierre is really hot, and if you enjoy looking at her this movie is probably worth seeing just for that.


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