Chalk (I) (2006)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama


Chalk (2006) Poster

An improvisational take on the high school experience, told from the educators' point-of-view.


6.2/10
1,302

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


20 July 2006 | karen-128
8
| A lot of fun
I saw this at the LA Film Festival, and it's a funny peek at the lives of teachers, from a point of view you don't often see.

According to the festival literature, it was written and directed by actual former teachers, so as you can imagine there is a lot of inside stuff that we may not have seen before, that is both sad and funny.

The plot, such as it is, follows four new teachers at a high school in Texas during their first year, and all the trials and tribulations they encounter. I didn't recognize any of the cast, I think the kids may have been real students, but that didn't matter to me. Like 'The Office', it shows the ineptitude and struggle to make sense of ridiculous things, like school policy, and people desperate to win 'teacher of the year'. It's funny and heartfelt, and reminded me of a Christopher Guest film in that it felt ad-libbed more than scripted.

I ended up feeling great affection for these people, and thought the film was very good.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews


Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Drama

Details

Release Date:

11 April 2007

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Austin, Texas, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,913 13 May 2007

Gross USA:

$302,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$302,845

Contribute to this page

IMDb Picks: What to Watch on Netflix Now

Need some help finding the best things to watch on Netflix? Let our editors help you find what's trending and what's worth your time.

See the full list

"Grey's Anatomy" Docs Pick Their Must-See Episodes

We asked Doctors Jo Wilson, April Kepner, and Andrew DeLuca to tell us the episodes of the show that they think are the most essential to understanding their characters.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com