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Teacher of the Year (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 19 June 2016 (USA)
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Surrounded by the eccentric faculty of Truman High School, Mitch Carter wins the California Teacher of the Year award and immediately receives a tempting offer that may force him to leave his job.


Jason Strouse


Jason Strouse
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Letscher ... Mitch Carter
Keegan-Michael Key ... Ronald Douche
Sunny Mabrey ... Kate Carter
Larry Joe Campbell ... Marv Collins
Jamie Kaler ... Steven Queeg
Jason Sklar ... Lowell Hammer
Randy Sklar ... Clive Hammer
Tamlyn Tomita ... Vivian Lew
Brenda Strong ... Ellen Behr
Caitlin Carmichael ... Sierra Carter
Chris Conner ... Brian Campbell
Eden Riegel ... Jackie Campbell
Shari Belafonte ... Robin Rivers
Olivia Crocicchia ... Faith Gregory
Jonathan Goldstein ... John Collier
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Surrounded by the eccentric faculty of Truman High School, Mitch Carter wins the California Teacher of the Year award and immediately receives a tempting offer that may force him to leave his job.

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Wow, what a great movie!
19 May 2015 | by LogicIsEverythingSee all my reviews

I have to tell you, this is not a "comedy", this is actually a very seriously crafted, scripted drama, like a true story, an in-your-face/up-close- and-personal documentary, recorded right on the site, at the school, at home, with candid camera works, faithfully caught all important moments of how those teachers dealt with the students and with themselves.

When you watched it, you just felt that you were right in front of the teacher the camera was shot at and recording, it felt like it's you who was holding the camera, following the teacher(s), into the classrooms.

The camera realistically exposed what the true colors of all the teachers, what they really were, what they were thinking. Some of the teachers in this film just gave you the impression that they really existed in all the public/charter/private schools. Some of them were self-centered, self-righteous, self- important, obnoxious, arrogant, moronic, evil, stubborn, or self- serving only to themselves. And unfortunately, some of the teachers were just helpless, frustrated, even hopeless and failing to get connected with their students. But some of the teachers indeed were very good, very decent and so passionate in teaching, loving and caring.

This movie really showed us how a teacher could be greater to the other ones, and some of them were just pricks, like the science teacher, the two brothers who did the poor college counseling, and the vice principal who kept issuing penalty tickets to students without any probable cause. And the principal in this film just looked so real, and we completely believe there were principals just like him in our education system, they are bureaucrats instead of educators, they are only self-centered and self-serving to their own careers.

This is an amazing movie that have caught my complete attention and focus during viewing and it also turned out to be such a great viewing experience; a rare one, by the way.

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