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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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teacher | female protagonist | See All (2) »

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

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Putting It Together
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Nathan Lane
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A decent small film with good performances from the Leads
26 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

First of all watch the film, then make up your own mind, I can't stand people who come on here and give bland one or two word reviews. Its a small budget film which centers around a returning high school grad and an English teacher trying to help him succeed and reminding him to keep at his dream of becoming a playwright in New York. Its films like this that make me want to continue watching films, they center around characters, story and actual acting. If you want gimmicks and explosions with no point then go play a computer game or watch a Michael Bay film.

Okay so this film isn't the best you'll ever see but its decent.


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