Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 PG-13 CC

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Leigh Ann Watson is the brightest girl at Grandsboro High...but her dreams of a college scholarship are sabotaged when her teacher falsely accuses her of cheating. Leigh conspires with her friends on a scheme that will teach Mrs. Tingle a lesson of her own.

Starring:
Helen Mirren, Vivica A. Fox
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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Teaching Mrs. Tingle

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Comedy
Director Kevin Williamson
Starring Helen Mirren, Vivica A. Fox
Supporting actors Jeffrey Tambor, Barry Watson, Marisa Coughlan, Liz Stauber, Michael McKean, Molly Ringwald, Vivica A. Fox, John Patrick White, Robert Gant, Harvey Silver, John Embry, Cameron Glenar, Alan Heitz, Cherie Johnson, Brian Klugman, Dayna Price, Nicki Sixteen, Lesley Ann Warren
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

This funny surprisingly movie was a good movie.
John Reeves Strother
Helen Mirren is an excellent actress who is very versatile in the roles that she plays.
Pamela K. Spearman
I can't say that I didn't like this movie a little bit.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Sheila Chilcote-Collins VINE VOICE on June 21, 2004
Format: DVD
I admit that I purchased this movie for the plain and simple fact that Dame Helen Mirren appears in it. I can also say with all honesty that I have never watched a single episode of Dawson's Creek or 7th Heaven. I am a huge fan of Mirren's versatile acting abilities. She is amazing in this film, but I won't gush on about her...
However, I was pleasantly pleased and surprised with this film and all of it's actors. It is a well written script by Scream's Kevin Williamson who also shows his ability to direct in his debut.
I also enjoyed several cameo appearances by faces that I haven't seen in a while. The principal is played by Michael McKean. You knew him as Lenny Koznowski, the nasal, nerdish pal of Andrew "Squiggy" Squigman on the hit TV series Laverne and Shirley. Molly Ringwald is Miss Banks, the administrative assistant in the school's office, Vivica A. Fox plays guidance counsellor, Miss Gold and Jeffrey Tambor as Coach "Spanky" Wenchell.
The movie moves at a quick pace and has many twists, turns and thrills! Highly recommended for a family fun movie night!
Happy Watching!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Travis Hopson on September 5, 2000
Format: DVD
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first saw this movie awhile ago. Would it be a crazy teen romp complete with insane pranks on teachers and classmates alike? Or would it be a dramatic piece with lessons and morals to spare? The answer? A little bit of both.
While I won't say I loved this movie, I did love Katie Holmes'character transformation here. From serious, studious bookworm to adventurous and optimistic. Cool job with the acting and writing there. Others may praise Helen Mirren's portrayal of Mrs. Tingle as being the highlight but for me it was Katie who stole the show.
My only real problem with this movie is the ending. Too many issues are glossed over for a happy, neatly packaged conclusion. The kids may have hated Mrs. Tingle for she was no doubt a bitter old lady, but the kids did indeed have a stolen test paper. What was Mrs. Tingle to do? Ignore that completely? And the issue is basically forgotten by the end of the film as the three students walk away scot free. Let's not forget that they kidnapped Mrs. Tingle and shot her with an arrow before she ever took a shot at them. The movie seems to abandon all of this. This movie would've been much better with a more realistic ending.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 12, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Unfortunately, this brilliant movie was all but overlooked at the box office. Perhaps this is from pressure from teachers and parents who believed it promoted violence against teachers w/o ever seeing it. I believe it is this compounded with the fact that a teen film is rated R, thus no one under 17 can go w/o parents and who wants to go with parents? Then the parents don't go b/c they think it will be a teen movie. It's a vicious cycle and it lead to this outrageous, brilliant, endlessly inventive, creative, and original film not getting the money it deserved. The truth is this is an amazing satire/horror film about those horrible teachers who constantly pollute high schools--cruel, evil monsters who feel determined upon making students' lives miserable, praying that they will fail in life. This situation happens all of the time. However in this film one teacher goes too far, and....See the movie to find out. In it are brilliant performances by Katie Holmes and Helen Mirren. You will not be disappointed and you will never guess how it will ever wrap up well.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Baldwin on January 17, 2000
Format: DVD
Well, it seems the all mighty Kevin has stumbled. I loved the Scream films, and The Faculty, but this time something's gone wrong. It's not Helen Mirren's fault, because she holds this film up on her own - it's just that what should be a dark and twisted story about pupils' hate for their teachers is in fact a rather dull farce. The characters are unbelievably one dimensional, especially for such a gifted writer as Williamson. The kids are holding their techer hostage, yet minutes later they're having sex in her house - forgetting that they're most likely going to go to jail. I really wanted to like this film, but having got used to the best from Kevin, this just won't do. There's only a trailer on the disc, probably because the people involved were a little embarassed at being in it and so don't want to be reminded of that fact, but the sound is good - at times it seems like it really is raining outside your own house during a pivotal scene between Mirren and Holmes. It's not an awful film by a long shot, but it could have been so much better.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 7, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
People think that movies are suppose to be grand, 100 million dollars worth of [effects] thrown together to make our mouth drop with delight. This movie was so great! Helen Mirren is sensational, she show that even that the most horrible times, she can still manipulate even the most smartest people. Katie Holmes is great and her being close from my home town she is a great actress with awesome abilities as a person. Jo Lynn (Coughlan) was phenomenal she made me laugh so hard when she did the exorcist scene, well done! Barry Watson (Tambor) was great as well! But look deep in yourselves haven't we all had a teacher that we would just like to tell her what we think of her!! I know i have! Well this movie brilliantly written by Kevin Williamson helps us do that. It is not too violent and seeing that it was close to Columbine it was well titled. Teaching Mrs. Tingle sounds alot better because they do teach her a lesson and they dont kill her. Nobody dies and nobody really gets seriously hurt. Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes, Marisa Coughlan, and Barry Watson gave excellent preformances, way to go you shining stars you get an A+ in my book, and guess what? I am very close to being a History Teacher so beware. (laughs) "Ms. Watson, dazzle us will you" Helen Mirren (Teaching Mrs. Tingle)
Very good guys!
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