The Best Job in the World (1996)

  |  Comedy, Drama

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Gerard Depardieu is a new teacher in a lower class school. He has a hard time with a special eighth grade class, and in his building.

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27 May 2000 | revival05
A fun and exciting movie with dark and silly humor
Gérard Depardieu stars in this french mixture of comedy and satire.

A mid-age high class teacher's life breaks down on his birthday, when the family finds out about a secret affair, and to be closer to his children he moves to Paris. He moves in to a trash-neighbourhood at the over-wild and rough high school he starts to work in.

This wasn't that funny, just a little twisted. That's the way it is with dark comedies.

An enjoyable film and I give it 7/10

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Plot Summary


Comedy | Drama

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$23,862 (USA) (30 March 1997)


$23,862 (USA) (30 March 1997)

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