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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

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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

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

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Remake of a 2014 Israeli film. See more »

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A little slow but worth it...
17 October 2018 | by michelle6620See all my reviews

I watched this because I'm a big Maggie Gyllenhaal fan. I have never been disappointed in anything that she is in. When I saw her promoting this film I just had to see it. I will admit I was ready to give up on the movie after the first 20 minutes but I'm glad I didn't. It is a slow burn as you learn more about this Kindergarten teacher's private life and the nurturing relationship she has with her student. The teacher thinks she has a little Mozart on her hands and this child basically becomes an obsession of hers. This story really stirred a variety of emotions within me. Although my sons are adults now, I couldn't help thinking how I would have felt in a similar situation. This was very well written and Maggie Gyllenhaal's superb acting should earn her an Oscar nomination.


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