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Tenure (2008)

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A college professor competes for tenure with a hot-shot female colleague.

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Mike Million

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Mike Million
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Charlie Thurber
Gretchen Mol ... Elaine Grasso
David Koechner ... Jay Hadley
Sasha Alexander ... Margaret
Bob Gunton ... William Thurber
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Beth
Michael Cudlitz ... Tim
William Bogert ... Dean Leakey
Andrew Daly ... Warren
Ellen Tobie Ellen Tobie ... Professor Hannah Slocumb
Zach Selwyn ... Buck
Hilary Pingle ... Robin
Nathan Pham Nathan Pham ... Stan
Van Hughes ... Ben
Lily Holleman ... Blair
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At a Pennsylvania college, Charlie Thurber is a good teacher without publications. His tenure review is in three months, and he's trying to get an article in print. Out of the blue, the dean announces that a new assistant professor will join them, a scholarly young woman from Yale. Charlie now faces competition. His best friend Jay, an anthropologist looking for Sasquatch, urges Charlie to declare war on the new colleague. He gives in to his better judgment and goes along. Meanwhile, his father hates the local assisted living facility where he lives, Charlie tries to connect with a woman he sees on television, and one of his students makes a pass. Is tenure in the works? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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USA

Language:

English

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15 July 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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(European Film Market)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Written by Scott Kanberg
Performed by Preston School of Industry
Published by Doorman Music Inc.
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Not a bad movie...
25 August 2010 | by tburickSee all my reviews

I am not going to bash this movie as many have done... I saw the movie, and was think I set the bar too high. Without giving away too much of the movie, I found that the acting was good, the story was different from a "bottled, formulaic, Animal House-ish" rewrite college comedy.

It was smart, clever, and told a good tale, there was only a small amount of unanswered questions I had in my mind when it ended... I stared at the screen and said... "OK...it wasn't awful, it was .... well OK"

The bottom line is, I am not going to say it was a horrible movie, because it was not... I found that I was entertained by the movie, and they did not try to market it as a blockbuster.. A decent film, and not too far removed from what it was about.. trying to get tenure at a College.


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