• Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

Teaching Mrs. Tingle

Release Date: August 20th, 1999

DVD Release Date: December 21st, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

A hardworking and bright high-school senior, Leigh Ann (Katie Holmes) has her impending status as valedictorian jeopardized when her bitter history teacher, Mrs. Tingle (Helen Mirren), gives her a poor grade on a project. This antagonistic relationship quickly escalates until circumstances lead Leigh Ann and her friends Luke (Barry Watson) and Jo Lynn (Marisa Coughlan) to hold Tingle hostage in her home. As the conflict continues, it looks as if not everyone will make it out alive.

Cast: Dame Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor, Barry Watson, Marisa Coughlan, Liz Stauber, Michael McKean, Molly Ringwald

Director: Kevin Williamson

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Miramax Films, Konrad Pictures

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Friend, Pursuit, Mother, Suspenseful, Fall, Love interest, Dark, House, Cheeky, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Williamson's screenplay doesn't match the cleverness of his conceit; it lacks the requisite archness and wit. show more

  • 50
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    The same bland vision of teendom that's become inescapable on the small and big screens. show more

  • 50
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Wholly predictable and implausible plotting, thin characterizations, and stilted dialogue. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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