The English Teacher

The English Teacher

Une Drôle De Prof

DVD - 2013?
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Linda is an English teacher with a small apartment full of a rich collection of great literature. Her only close personal relationships are those she has with her favorite authors. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she reads, and she likes it that way. All that changes when former star pupil Jason returns to town after failing as a playwright in New York. To help him avoid law school, Linda mounts his play at school, and puts her own reputation and teaching career on the line.
Publisher: Montreal, Canada :, TVA Films,, [2013?]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ?2013
Branch Call Number: FIC Engli
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,rda
Alternative Title: Drôle de prof
Audience: Ontario Film Review Board rating - 14A


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Jan 15, 2018

You can't tell a book by it's cover, nor a DVD. This movie was a lot better than I was expecting and mostly due to Julianne Moore's brilliant performance. She does both comedy and drama so well. It is a funny look back at high school and that inspiring teacher who dedicated maybe too much of her life to her teaching. She's a little too caught up in all that literature has too offer. Then she meets up with a former student who is back from New York City with a racy play he has written. She intrigued. The lines between helping inspire youth and letting your hair down get crossed and Ms. Sinclair crosses some of her tightly defined boundaries. Michael Angarano, as the young man, and Greg Kinnear, as his dad, are also good as is Nathan Lane as the bombastic drama teacher.

Aug 18, 2017

I didn't enjoy this movie.

Apr 22, 2017

I shouldn't have been surprised that in Hollywood the only reason to make a movie about a FEMALE teacher is so a student could have sex with her. Don't we have enough stories about sexual predators and way too many about Hollywood moguls living out their perverted fantasies? Could have been a really good movie. It wasn't.

JCLAngelicaR May 23, 2016

For all of us living in a book! Time to break through our idealistic chrysalis and set ourselves free! Brilliant performance by Julianne Moore, nice subdued humor, and high school drama experience.

Jun 15, 2014

Trite and predictable. Take a pass on this one.

JCLOctavia May 31, 2014

Julianne Moore plays a high school English teacher. It is a wonderful movie full of laughs, and romance.

Jan 29, 2014

Julianne Moore rescues a ho hum movie with her charm and wonderful acting talents. Greg Kinnear adds minor but polished assistance. An enjoyable 91 minutes.

gulamani Nov 12, 2013

Enjoyed this movie very much...kept me guessing about where it was going!

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