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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

R | | Drama | 12 October 2018 (USA)
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A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child prodigy.

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Sara Colangelo

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Sara Colangelo, Nadav Lapid (based on the screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Lisa Spinelli
Gael García Bernal ... Simon
Ato Blankson-Wood ... Justin
Libya Pugh ... Marianne
Michael Chernus ... Grant Spinelli
Carter Kojima Carter Kojima ... Derek Bishop
Jillian Panlilio Jillian Panlilio ... Jillian
Parker Sevak ... Jimmy Roy
Anna Baryshnikov ... Meghan
Noah Rhodes Noah Rhodes ... Steven
Rosa Salazar ... Becca
Daisy Tahan ... Lainie
Haley Murphy ... Brittany
Sam Jules ... Josh Spinelli
Carson Grant ... Michael
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A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child prodigy.

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Rated R for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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The poems in The Kindergarten Teacher were written by Kaveh Akbar and Ocean Vuong. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Spinelli: Sadness never ends. Van Gough said that before he died.
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intense quick journey into a somewhat disturbingly obsessed mind.
14 October 2018 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

Well first i gotta say I loved seeing Maggie Gyllenhaal back to big screen ,, and it's safe to say she's still one of few actresses that is comfortable with her body ;) :D

The movie is really good ,, though it looked short ,, which implies somehow the plot was not fully structurally complete but still it was a near ideal drama of the obsessive mind to the wanna be ... that's what gave the movie more intense and thrill ingested in that Drama screenplay , and as i said even though it looked short yet it gave a not shocking but satisfactory ending.

The cast were all really good ,, the talented Maggie Gyllenhaal ,, always acing that desperate facial expression,, hopeful yet tense ,, the kid too "Parker Sevak" for a 5 year old first time on the business, he did really well.

final thought, yet again, Netflix is here to stay, and i think they are on the way to take over... Recommended .


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