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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

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 ... Westerbrook Faculty
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En lærer See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,684, 8 September 2013

Gross USA:

$8,348

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,348
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2.35 : 1
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This was the first time Lindsay Burdge worked with director Hannah Fidell. Fidell thought that Burdge played very well, and so she asked her if she would like to act in Fidells other movie 6 Years (2015). See more »

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Captivating sexy little gem..it is NOT bad...
25 October 2017 | by kimbg-909-818076See all my reviews

I am not sure where the bad reviews come from unless they are from people upset with the subject matter. It is Hollywood people get over it. If people voted on movies based on moral compass than many would get a 4/10.

The Hot teacher thing is a double standard. This kid is a senior, 17+ which is the age of consent in many states. Let's not dwell on the possible criminal element of the movie. I don't know of any 17 year old horny males that would feel violated by a hot young female teacher. NONE. OK so enough of that.

These 2 have a hot fling. Obviously if anyone finds out about it her career would be over. He seems mature for his age and I thought the acting was well done and these 2 actors did a great job of pretending to be into each other.

Things start to go a little astray when she realizes she is really infatuated with this kid.

I thought the film and story was beautiful and artistically well done. The dialogue was real and I understand much of it was improvised.

It is short only about 1hr 15 min but it is worth a watch.


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