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Julianne Moore ... Linda Sinclair

Michael Angarano ... Jason Sherwood

Greg Kinnear ... Dr. Tom Sherwood

Lily Collins ... Halle Anderson

Nathan Lane ... Carl Kapinas

Norbert Leo Butz ... Vice Principal Phil Pelaski

Jessica Hecht ... Principal Trudie Slocum

Charlie Saxton ... Will

Nikki Blonsky ... Sheila Nussbaum

Fiona Shaw ... Narrator

Sophie Lane Curtis ... Fallon Hughes (as Sophie Curtis)
Brynn Casey ... Young Linda
Katie Meinholt ... Linda - Teens & 20s

Anthony Ippolito ... Blowdried Jock

John Hodgman ... Unmotivated Man

Remy Auberjonois ... Arrogan Man

Jim Breuer ... Narcissist Man

Poonam Basu ... Kirthi

Alexander Flores ... Ed Mckee

Alan Aisenberg ... Benjamin Meyer

Erin Wilhelmi ... Joni Gerber

Marcia DeBonis ... Nurse Terri

Donnetta Lavinia Grays ... Hospital Administrator

Peter Y. Kim ... Orderly 'Mike'

Kevin Hoffman ... Burnout Boy
Alan Fox ... Quarterback

Marlee Roberts ... Cheerleader Girlfriend
Frankie Moschetto ... Jealous Nerd
Sasha Almedia-Beers ... Waitress
Olivia Salerno ... Parking Lot Kid #1
Oscar Salerno ... Parking Lot Kid #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Scott Friend ... Burnout (uncredited)

Katie Gell ... Linda's Student (uncredited)
Colin Holmes ... High School Student (uncredited)
Kenneth Kopolovicz ... Parent (uncredited)

Alex Montaldo ... High School Drama Student (uncredited)
Alex Ursino ... High School Drama Student (uncredited)
Gerritt Vandermeer ... Handsome Man (uncredited)

Nicole Wilson ... New Wife (uncredited)

George Winters ... Jorge (uncredited)

Directed by
Craig Zisk 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dan Chariton  written by
Stacy Chariton  written by

Produced by
Arnaud Achour .... production executive
Michael Bederman .... executive producer
Matthew E. Chausse .... producer (as Matthew Chausse)
Philippe Chausse .... executive producer
Ron Curtis .... executive producer
Naomi Despres .... producer
Adi Ezroni .... executive producer
Ivan J. Fonseca .... associate producer
Aaron L. Gilbert .... executive producer (as Aaron Gilbert)
Margot Hand .... co-executive producer
Ben LeClair .... producer
Ishay Mor .... production executive
Patrick Murray .... co-executive producer (as Patrick Murphy)
Robert Salerno .... producer
John Santilli .... executive producer
Mandy Tagger .... executive producer
Philippe Chausse .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Rob Simonsen 
Cinematography by
Vanja Cernjul (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Myron I. Kerstein  (as Myron Kerstein)
Casting by
Jessica Kelly 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Michael Shaw 
Set Decoration by
Sarah E. McMillan 
Costume Design by
Emma Potter 
Makeup Department
Annemarie Bradley .... hair stylist: Julianne Moore
Christopher Milone .... co-makeup department head
Lair Paulsen .... key hair stylist
Susan Reilly LeHane .... makeup artist: Julianne Moore
Emily Ansel .... additional makeup (uncredited)
Aaron Mark Kinchen .... additional hairstylist (uncredited)
Liliana Meyrick .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Michael Bederman .... unit production manager
Angela Quiles .... production supervisor
Gwendoline Chausse .... production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan J. Fonseca .... first assistant director
Casey Madigan .... second second assistant director
Adam T. Weisinger .... second assistant director
Art Department
Adrien Blanc .... assistant property master
John Davis .... storyboard artist
Sean Doyle .... set dresser
Gina Herold .... art department coordinator
Michael B. Lewis .... set dresser
Robert Ludemann .... graphic designer: motion graphics
Anna Myers .... illustrations
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic artist
Jeremy Rosenstein .... assistant art director
Carl Sacco Jr. .... leadman
Brandon Tonner-Connolly .... property master
Graham Wichman .... on-set dresser
Jai Field .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dominic Boucher .... adr recording engineer
Marco Dary .... sound supervisor: Italy
Dann Fink .... adr voice casting
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Anguibe Guindo .... boom operator
Ken Ishii .... production sound mixer
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Tony Martinez .... dialogue editor
Aaron Morgan .... adr mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Brian Reed .... adr recordist
Dominick Tavella .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Chad Herrada .... visual effects artist
Shaina Holmes .... vfx supervising producer
Marco Iozzi .... visual effects designer
Christian Madera .... visual effects editor (as Christian Madera)
Yfat Neev .... visual effects: executive producer
Vico Sharabani .... visual effects supervisor
Scott Burik .... stunt rigger
Christopher Place .... stunt coordinator
Christopher Place .... stunts
Stephen A. Pope .... stunt coordinator
Trampas Thompson .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Cesar Baptista .... dolly grip
Oliver Cary .... a camera operator
Carl Casano .... electrician
Chris Cochran .... grip
Ron Egozi .... camera operator
Sean Feehan .... electrician
Afton Grant .... steadicam operator
Martin Jaksa .... grip
Christopher D. Jones .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Philip Kathrens .... electrician
Chris Limniatis .... camera pa
Erinne Lukaniec .... grip
Andrew Lupo .... grip
John Nasta .... dolly grip
Matt Naughton .... best boy: rigging
Ian O'Neill .... grip
Brent Poleski .... key grip
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... gaffer
Nicole Rivelli .... still photographer
Mary Wuliger .... camera intern
Julien Zeitouni .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Casting Department
Erin Darke .... casting associate
Bruce Winant .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Regina Amato .... costume assistant
Virginia Cook .... wardrobe supervisor
Catherine Crabtree .... key costumer
Kim Goings .... wardrobe assistant
Rachael Ohman .... set costumer
Hanna Shea .... assistant to costume designer
Editorial Department
Steven Bodner .... digital intermediate colorist
Matt Breitenbach .... digital intermediate editor
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate producer
Kate Hickey .... first assistant editor
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate supervising producer
Josh Perault .... scanning (uncredited)
Location Management
Mark Curley .... assistant location manager
Damon Michael Gordon .... location scout
Michael Matlak .... location assistant
Shavit Rein .... location production assistant
Joe Sevey .... location manager
Ryan Smith .... location manager
Music Department
Adam Alt .... musician: percussion
Bobby Alt .... musician: percussion
Christine Bergren .... music legal
Duncan Blickenstaff .... composer: additional music
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Missy Cohen .... music editor
Neal Desby .... music consultant
Brad Haehnel .... music recordist
Brad Haehnel .... scoring mixer
Kyle Okaly .... assistant to composer
Edward Trybek .... music consultant
Chris Westlake .... composer: additional music
Frank Zummo .... musician: drum set
Chris Westlake .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Other crew
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Brian Bergdoll .... stand-in: Michael Angarano
Brian Bergdoll .... stand-in: Nathan Lane
Leona Casella .... on set teacher
Wendy Cohen .... production resources
Sussan Cordero .... production assistant
Shannon de Zeeuw .... production secretary
Jenna DePaul .... production executive
Erin Feeley .... script supervisor
Benjamin Gamer .... unit p.a.
Rebecca Garland .... production accountant
Takina Holloman .... production coordinator
Itai Horstock .... production executive
Sena Ito .... production assistant
Jay Kidd .... production assistant
Vanessa King .... assistant to ms. moore
Steven Lafferty .... key set production assistant
Alexis Lancer .... assistant to director
Adam Levy .... lead medic
Gilana Lobel .... assistant production coordinator
Phil LoGrippo .... payroll accountant
Gabriella Ludlow .... production legal
Liz Magee .... set production assistant
Peter A. Marshall .... Insurance & Risk Management
Meg Montagnino-Jarrett .... produced in association with: Hole In1 Production, LLC
Brian C. Morgan .... production assistant intern
Michele Robertson .... unit publicist
Buck P.B.D. Rodgers .... production assistant
Christine Rudakewycz .... tutor: children
Adam Scheiner .... production assistant
Jon Sheflin .... additional production assistant
Chrissie Vides Alvarado .... executive assistant to executive producer
Connie Watkins .... stand-in: Julianne Moore
Leah Winkler .... assistant to producers
Avery Bederman .... special thanks
Rian Johnson .... special thanks
Meg Montagnino-Jarrett .... special thanks
Richard Sheehan .... thanks
Peter Sobiloff .... special thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Encore (visual effects by) (as Encore New York)
Other Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language and some sexual content
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Germany:12 | Ireland:15 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | UK:15 | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Lily Collins (Halle Anderson) previously costarred with other actors from this movie: Nathan Lane (Carl Kapinas) in Mirror Mirror (2012) and Greg Kinnear (Dr. Tom Sherwood) in Stuck In Love (2012), in which both films came out the same year.See more »
Factual errors: When Linda and Jason are first in the boys dressing room discussing the play, there is a poster behind Linda which is misspelled - it reads KIGNSTON PLAYERS.See more »
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13 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
My Questions to the Writers Are: Do You Believe Your Story Is Funny? What Is the Message of This Story?, 28 January 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Kingston, Pennsylvania, the forty-five year-old lonely spinster Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a high-school English teacher with a routine life that loves literature. When she stumbles with her former student Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano), she learns that he has returned from New York after failing as a playwright in Broadway. Linda borrows his play named "The Chrysalis" to read and she loves the play. Then she shows "The Chrysalis" to the drama teacher Carl Kapinas (Nathan Lane) and they decide to produce the play in the high-school. However Vice Principal Phil Pelaski (Norbert Leo Butz) and Principal Trudie Slocum (Jessica Hecht) are against the production since the conclusion is too dark for the students and they can not exceed the budget. Carl offers to change the ending and Linda offers to cover any amount that exceeds the budget. However, along the rehearsals, the naive Linda learns that real life is not a literature and people are flawed and may disappoint.

"The English Teacher" is an unpleasant movie with despicable characters; Julianne Moore's actress and her character are the only attraction of this movie. Jason Sherwood is a liar and ungrateful character; Carl Kapinas is a sophisticated ridiculous character incapable to keep and assume his own word; Halle Anderson and Will are among the worst that you can expect from teenagers. Linda Sinclair is unselfish teacher that sponsors the production of the play for love for the art, but is not supported by the selfish Jason Sherwood and Carl Kapinas and has her career destroyed by the disgusting Halle Anderson and Will. My questions to the writers Dan Chariton and Stacy Chariton are: Do you believe your story is funny? What is the message of this story? My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Adorável Professora" ("Adorable Teacher")

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