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Lower Learning (2008)

R | | Comedy | 6 July 2013 (Belgium)
Failing test scores, drunk teachers, and an extortionist principal; it's up to Vice-Principal Tom to expose the principal's corruption and turn the school around before the school board shuts them down.

Director:

Mark Lafferty

Writers:

Shahin Chandrasoma (story), Mark Lafferty
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Biggs ... Tom Willoman
Eva Longoria ... Rebecca Seabrook (as Eva Longoria Parker)
Rob Corddry ... Harper Billings
Monica Potter ... Laura Buchwald
Will Sasso ... Jesse Buchwald
Nat Faxon ... Turner Abernathy
Jill Latiano ... Nurse Gretchen
Kyle Gass ... Decatur Doublewide
Hayes MacArthur ... Digdug O'Shaughnessy (as Hayes Macarthur)
Zachary Gordon ... Frankie Fowler
Ed Helms ... Maurice
Patricia Belcher ... Colette Bamboo
Jack Donner ... Old Curt
Sandy Martin ... Olympia Parpadelle
Timothy Dowling ... Robber (as Tim Dowling)
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Storyline

Geraldine Ferraro Elementary is on the brink of collapse: the lowest test scores in the state, teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents. It's up to Tom, the down-on-his-luck vice-principal, to rally the lazy teachers, expose the principal's corruption, and turn the school around before an end of the day board decision that is certain to lead to its closure. Written by annonymous

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No rules. No escape. No class. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Turner Abernathy: I'm talking about a different kind of love. The kind of love that's wet and smells a little.
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I'm in Edukashun
Written by Zach Selwyn
Performed by Zachariah
Courtesy of Papago Records and Desert Hobo Music (ASCAP)
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Crass and distasteful! Enough said
27 January 2009 | by Davel88See all my reviews

With 2 big names (Eva Longoria and Jason Biggs) playing leading roles in a satirical film about failing education; this film aimed to hit the higher targets. Yet, through a series of dead-end, awkward jokes and innuendos; this film failed to even meet the lower targets.

This film only gains any credibility through the children's credible and compelling performances. Perhaps this film would have been better with an entirely child based crew working on its production…like a more updated idea of 'Bugsy Malone'.

Regardless; the plot lacked sequence and organisation, much of the acting was frightful at best and the incongruous plot holes allow me to rate this as the worst film I have ever watched.

Lower Learning is as titled, lower learning.


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6 July 2013 (Belgium) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,550, 12 October 2008

Gross USA:

$2,804

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,804
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2.35 : 1
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