The English Teacher (2013)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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An English teacher's life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.




  • Lily Collins in The English Teacher (2013)
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  • Julianne Moore and Greg Kinnear in The English Teacher (2013)
  • Robert Salerno at an event for The English Teacher (2013)
  • Dan Chariton and Stacy Chariton at an event for The English Teacher (2013)
  • Julianne Moore in The English Teacher (2013)

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25 December 2013 | jayraskin
| Best Literate Comedy Since the Jane Austen Book Club
I was captivated by this movie and laughed from beginning to end.

I do not get the people who did not like this movie. They say nasty things and say nothing about the movie. Did any of them even watch the movie? They all deserve an "F". Yes, everybody who hates this movie gets an "F" in good taste and an "F" in life. Now, go back to High School and learn what you didn't learn when you first attended.

For the rest of us, especially those of us in the teaching profession, this is a gem. Not since Neil Simon retired have we had such sharply drawn characters and such sweet and gentle self mocking humor. It is both English teaching and High School theater that gets gently ridiculed. Yet, underneath the humor there is a real understanding of the importance of both subjects in our curriculum.

Any humanist, Jane Austin fan, Julianne Moore fan or theater lover will appreciate this movie. Go for it.

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$6,001 19 May 2013

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