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The English Teacher (2013)

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An English teacher's life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.

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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 ... Written by Cinedigm

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Refuse to live life by the book.

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

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1 August 2013 (Greece)  »

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This is the second time in 2 years Lilly Collins and Greg Kinnear star in the same movie. See more »

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The cars have Pennsylvania license plates on the front. Pennsylvania does not use front plates. See more »

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People Ain't No Good
Written by Nick Cave
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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Charm, Humor, Romance and Growing Up
11 October 2014 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

The music, acting and lights are great. This is a family flick with a suggested sex scene so use your judgment. Aside from that it is a tale of growing up in life. Not just as high school children but as adults who have some growing up to do but who are fighting hard to hold that rigid line we often find ourselves inside of adulthood.

The movie paces itself very nice and offers a great deal in the way of humorous scenes that give way to their charming side in the way the actors portray the characters and in the delivery of the lines. I felt a real connection to the cast as they are all examples of myself at some point in life and I think many people can identify with them. I generally am very picky about these types of films as it falls in the category of romantic comedy which often use a tired old formula and offer nothing much int he way of humility and the smart look on real world activities. You will not see any bar scenes, pool halls, dancing and drugs. No hot steamy kissy face or romps around the bedroom.

Best put the romance is subtle but present while always an heir of fun is ongoing making the serious scenes feel lighter with hope for better things to come around the corner!


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