A senior at an ivy league college, who depends on scholarships and working on the side, gets accepted into the secret society The Skulls. He hopes it betters chances at Harvard but The Skulls is not what he thought and comes at a price.
Leigh Ann Watson (Katie Holmes) is salutatorian when she needs to be valedictorian to get her scholarship to Harvard. The only class she is worse than the leader in is history, taught by Mrs. Tingle (Dame Helen Mirren), and the teacher hates her. When an attempt to get ahead in Mrs. Tingle's class goes awry, mayhem ensues and friendships, loyalties, and trust are tested by the teacher's intricate mind-games.Written by
This movie was originally to be called "Killing Mrs. Tingle". The events on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, in which thirteen people were murdered by two of their own classmates, prompted the name change. See more »
When Trudy is "shot", the arrow hits the grade book she's holding. Some thought they saw blood where there should be none, but that is the red tail of the arrow. See more »
An OK movie with a great performance by Helen Mirren
I will have to disagree with many comments on this movie saying that it was only a bomb. I thought this movie was quite interesting, surely not a great one, but good. The high point of this movie, in fact, is Helen Mirren. I was quite impressed with her inspiring performance - it kind of reminded me of Kathy Bates in "Misery". It is quite rare to see such a great performance like Helen Mirren's in an horror/suspense movie and this is the main reason why I have decided to comment on "Teaching Mrs. Tingle".
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