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A Teacher (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 September 2013 (USA)
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A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end.

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Hannah Fidell

Writer:

Hannah Fidell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Burdge ... Diana Watts
Will Brittain ... Eric Tull
Jennifer Prediger ... Sophia
Julie Dell Phillips ... Jessica
Jonny Mars ... Hunter Watts
Chris Doubek ... Eric's Father
Matthew Genitempo Matthew Genitempo ... Dan
Cody Haltom Cody Haltom ... Rich
Robby King Robby King ... Matt
Hannah Dannelly Hannah Dannelly ... Eric's Date to the Dance
Mark Farely Mark Farely ... Sophia's Father
Michael J. Wilson Michael J. Wilson ... Sophia's Brother
Don Hampton Don Hampton ... James (as Donald Hampton)
Tony Layson Tony Layson ... Westerbrook Faculty
Elana Farley Elana Farley ... Westerbrook Faculty
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Diana Watts is an English teacher at Westerbrook High School in Austin, Texas. A longtime and continuing undisclosed issue between her and her mother may be only one factor in Diana looking for love in the wrong place. That place is at school, as she has just embarked on a secret affair with one of her students, Eric Tull. This relationship is the most fulfilling she's had in quite some time. A few incidents and the first real close call in being caught leads to Diana calling off the affair several months in, as she finally comes to the understanding that being caught would certainly mean the end of her teaching career and her good reputation. This close time away from Eric also gives Diana the opportunity to look at their relationship through a slightly different perspective, with the old adage of absence making the heart grow fonder kicking in. As such, Diana gets torn between doing what she knows is the right thing by staying away from Eric, or listening to her troubled heart, her ... Written by Huggo

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Country:

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Language:

English

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6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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2.35 : 1
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Director Hannah Fidell got the idea for this script while she was working as a waitress. See more »

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If Loving You Is A Crime (I'll Always Be Guilty)
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All in all, it's worth the 75 minutes, but nothing more.
18 February 2013 | by JustinBell4See all my reviews

Coming in at 75 minutes, if it were any shorter it would have been a TV Pilot, but if it were any longer I would have hated it.

An interesting dive into the mind and emotion of a female teacher who has a sexual relationship with one of her students. Lindsay Burdge, the actress playing the teacher, did an excellent job for most of the movie at being seemingly normal, but obviously mentally unstable. Near the last third of the movie however, she seemed to cross the line of believable and over the top a few too many times for me.

The approach of the movie was interesting in that we start well into their relationship, as the teacher's life starts to unravel. The time span of when the movie took place was relatively short, and the movie focused more on her and her emotions than it did on the relationship, which I really liked.


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