6.3/10
1,253
28 user 28 critic

Chalk (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 April 2007 (USA)
An improvisational take on the high school experience, told from the educators' point-of-view.

Director:

Writers:

,

Watch Now

From $2.00 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Troy Schremmer ...
Mr. Lowrey
Janelle Schremmer ...
Coach Webb
Shannon Haragan ...
Mrs. Reddell
Chris Mass ...
Mr. Stroope
Jeff Guerrero ...
Mr. Guerrero
Jerry Jarmon ...
Mr. Jarmon
Kaytea Brock ...
Miss Brock (as Katie Brock)
Dan Eggleston ...
Mr. Eggleston
Glen Lewis ...
Coach Lewis
Wendy Campbell ...
Mrs. Campbell
Jacqueline Seaborn ...
Mrs. Townsend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlye Bonner ...
Teacher
Jeffrey Travis ...
Math Teacher
Greg Wise ...
Carlos Hernandez
Edit

Storyline

Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with the golden title of "Teacher of the Year," if only his smarter students would stop using words that he can't understand. Peek into Mr. Lowrey's History class and you'll see that he's struggling to even call himself a teacher. Woefully inept due to a complete lack of experience and social skills, he earnestly stutters his way through class. The only interaction his students offer him is when they steal his chalk. Men aren't much interested in the spunky and officious Coach Webb, but "not all P.E. teachers are gay" and she pines for some romantic company. Her once best friend, the newly appointed assistant principal, Mrs. Reddell, doesn't seem to have time for her either, as her new power post is all-consuming; battling egos, enduring teacher ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Real teaching leaves a mark. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 2007 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,289 (USA) (22 June 2007)

Gross:

$300,633 (USA) (28 September 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References 55 Days at Peking (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A lot of fun
20 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the LA Film Festival, and it's a funny peek at the lives of teachers, from a point of view you don't often see.

According to the festival literature, it was written and directed by actual former teachers, so as you can imagine there is a lot of inside stuff that we may not have seen before, that is both sad and funny.

The plot, such as it is, follows four new teachers at a high school in Texas during their first year, and all the trials and tribulations they encounter. I didn't recognize any of the cast, I think the kids may have been real students, but that didn't matter to me. Like 'The Office', it shows the ineptitude and struggle to make sense of ridiculous things, like school policy, and people desperate to win 'teacher of the year'. It's funny and heartfelt, and reminded me of a Christopher Guest film in that it felt ad-libbed more than scripted.

I ended up feeling great affection for these people, and thought the film was very good.


24 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?