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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

R | | Drama | 12 October 2018 (USA)
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A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child prodigy.

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Sara Colangelo

Writers:

Sara Colangelo, Nadav Lapid (based on the screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Lisa Spinelli
Gael García Bernal ... Simon
Ato Blankson-Wood ... Justin
Libya Pugh ... Marianne
Michael Chernus ... Grant Spinelli
Carter Kojima Carter Kojima ... Derek Bishop
Jillian Panlilio Jillian Panlilio ... Jillian
Parker Sevak ... Jimmy Roy
Anna Baryshnikov ... Meghan
Noah Rhodes Noah Rhodes ... Steven
Rosa Salazar ... Becca
Daisy Tahan ... Lainie
Haley Murphy ... Brittany
Sam Jules ... Josh Spinelli
Carson Grant ... Michael
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A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child prodigy.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Remake of a 2014 Israeli film. See more »

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Jimmy Roy: I have a poem... I have a poem.
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Remake of Haganenet (2014) See more »

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Painfully telling of the society we live in. Powerful stuff.
24 October 2018 | by jackgdemossSee all my reviews

The 6.7/10 on IMDb is disappointing to me. This film is not exactly the genre I am typically drawn too, but it proceeded to instantly peek my interest by performing well fundamentally. The score was eerie when it needed to be, and it was chipper and enticing the rest of the time. There was nothing crazy in this film and it had no huge plot twists, but that didn't stop it from building and building until I just couldn't wait to see what happened next. The characterization was what really made The Kindergarten Teacher shine. Only two characters really needed development, and they got ALL of it. I was enthralled in their relationship. Give this film a chance even if you are not a fan of dramas.


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