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Linda (Julianne Moore, Game Change, The Kids Are All Right) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town. She shares a small apartment with two cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way.
But Linda s simple life changes when former star pupil Jason (Michael Angarano, Haywire, Red State) returns to town after failing as a playwright in New York. Pressured by his overbearing father (Greg Kinnear, Little Miss Sunshine, Stuck in Love), Jason may be forced to give up his dreams and go to law school. Unwilling to let that happen, Linda mounts his play at her school with flamboyant drama teacher Carl (Nathan Lane, The Producers, The Birdcage) directing, and puts her own reputation and teaching career on the line.
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Good movie with a great supporting cast.
Suddenly, the tables are turned around and by the time we get to the end of the movie--we have a little bit more respect and compassion for the English teacher.
Julianne Moore does a good job as the main character, and Greg Kinnear's portrayal of the father of the former student displays all of his acting talent.
Ah, man. What a disappointment. This movie had some serious potential - especially with the cast - but unfortunately, it fell rather flat on several counts: bland dialogue, topped... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Selena
this is a troubling movie that tries to be a comedy but is very disturbing - the subject matter is not remotely funny . Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Rowe
MY WIFE ORDERED THIS. I HAVE NOT SEEN THE VIDEO. SHE LOVES IT; SHARED IT WITH HER FRIEND.Published 3 months ago by JOHN KUERSCHNER
The English Teacher surprises with a charm all it's own. I didn't know what to expect -- it surprises in many ways. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JJM
A bit slow at first but a good, fairly predictable story line. A couple of scenes are not for smaller kids.Published 4 months ago by Many Words