The English Teacher starring Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins and Michael Angarano is an upcoming film that will bring you laughter and a few tears. Directed by Craig Zisk, The English Teacher revolves around the life of Linda Sinclair (Moore), a high school English teacher in a small town. Sinclair is very passionate about her subject and has earned the respect of her students. She is quite happy about her life even though she lives alone until her quiet solitude is disrupted when her former student Jason Sherwood (Angarano) returns to town after he failed to become a successful playwright. Linda then convinces him to produce his play in his former school. This journey will teach Linda and Jason that there are no great rewards without risks. Check out what else you can expect with this new film: The English Teacher.
“The Warmth and Charm of The English Teacher
Independent American dramedy The English Teachermay cover some familiar comic terrain but it does so with a fair amount of warmth and charm, qualities that are enhanced by a cast featuring Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear and Nathan Lane. Probably too slight to make much of a mark in cinemas it could still find an audience of quirky comedy appreciators through in-home distribution.
Joint US distributors Cinedigm and Tribeca Film have already made the film – which premiered at last month’s Tribeca festival – available on VOD platforms in the States. And they are planning a May 17 limited theatrical release, putting the film up as counter programming to some of the early summer blockbusters.
In the second of her five scheduled 2013 releases, Moore plays Linda, a single, 40-year-old teacher who is apparently happy with a quiet, controlled life devoted to great literature and her students.
Things change when former star pupil and struggling playwright Jason (Haywire’s Michael Angarano) returns to town. Linda enlists school drama teacher Carl (stage stalwart Lane) to help her kickstart Jason’s career. But a romantic outburst puts her in conflict with Jason’s overbearing father (the equally busy Kinnear) and a sexy student (UK-born Lily Collins, from Mirror Mirror).
Director Craig Zisk, known for such delicately paced TV series as Weeds and Parks And Recreation, keeps the tone breezy. But it’s the cast that finds the telling moments in this tale of real life versus fantasy. Moore is terrific as the tightly wound Linda and Kinnear is a perfectly pragmatic foil. Lane provides the broad laughs in his those-who-can’t-teach role.”
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The English Teacher premiered in the Tribeca Film Festival which was held last April 26th 2013. It will then have a limited release on May 17th 2013.
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