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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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Jason Sherwood
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Carl Kapinas
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Vice Principal Phil Pelaski
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Adorável Professora  »

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Greg Kinnear and Nathan Lane both appeared as guests in Modern Family (2009). Kinnear appeared in one episode and Lane in multiple episodes. See more »

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When he first meets Ms. Sinclair, Jason reminds her that he was in the class of 2007. Later on you can see on his Facebook page that he was born in 1987, which would have made him 20 when he graduated high school. See more »

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Written by William Blaise Dufala, Russell Scott Higbee, Ryan Patrick Kattner, Christopher Sean Powell and Christopher Joshua Shar
Performed by Man Man
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Does former student count...!
17 July 2015 | by (Somewhere in the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

A perfect role for Julianne Moore. All the other characters were nicely arranged around her's. It was a story based on the high school teacher and her ex-student, joining together for a school project. In the middle part, a wonderful development in the story turns the convincing second half. Some people are not a good listener, they try to finish the sentence before the speech givers. Such small instance, sometime may create a big trouble. Not right away, but it takes time of its own. At some point the truth will meet and all the hell will break out.

A movie with a good narration, but very familiar and predictable. Pleased performances, individually, but casts did not blend well together. Overall, a better movie than what I've heard about it, especially compared to so many overrated recent films. Easily just an above average, should have been better in the many parts, but the quality is there and entertains. In the end, it gives satisfactory for what it is. If you expect something more beautiful or powerful, this isn't the right film for you.

6.5/10


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