• The English Teacher (2013)

The English Teacher

Release Date: May 17th, 2013

DVD Release Date: September 3rd, 2013

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

The life of a popular teacher (Julianne Moore) turns topsy-turvy when a former star pupil returns home after a failed career as a playwright. Unwilling to see the young man give up his dream, she decides to produce his play at her high school.

Cast: Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Nathan Lane, Michael Angarano, Lily Collins, Charlie Saxton, Jessica Hecht, Nikki Blonsky

Director: Craig Zisk

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: 2010s, Lighthearted, Father, Transformation, Forbidden love, Playful, Amusing, Growing up, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Rex ReedObserver

    Under Craig Zisk’s frisky direction, the entire cast is superb and wrinkle-free. The screenplay, by husband-wife team Dan and Stacy Chariton, is thin as a poker chip but as clever as it is contrived. show more

  • 20
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    Despite a lead performance by the always welcome Julianne Moore it is rudderless in its presentation and outright stupid in its central conceits. show more

  • 75
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

    Nathan Lane steals the show in this tale of a high school English teacher who becomes obsessed with a student's play. show more

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