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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

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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The poems in The Kindergarten Teacher were written by Kaveh Akbar and Ocean Vuong. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Spinelli: Sadness never ends. Van Gough said that before he died.
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Remake of Haganenet (2014) See more »

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Fantastic lead performance carries this disturbing, slow-burn thriller
16 October 2018 | by starboy_1701See all my reviews

Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a stellar performance in The Kindergarten Teacher. This movie was a touch watch, but it was oh-so-worth it. It was very slow and methodical. I'm laughing at all the one-three star reviews because it's clearly people who were on their phone half the time or just haven't ever seen a movie which actually makes them feel something for a change. I don't normally post reviews because why should anyone care about my opinion, but I couldn't let this great movie get bogged down by fools who coooompletely missed the point the movie was trying to get across.


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