The English Teacher (film)
|The English Teacher|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Craig Zisk|
|Music by||Rob Simonsen|
|Edited by||Myron I. Kerstein|
The English Teacher is a 2013 American romantic comedy film directed by Craig Zisk. The film stars Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins and Nathan Lane, and was written by Dan and Stacy Chariton. It received mixed reviews.
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Linda Sinclair (Moore) is a high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She is passionate about her subject and popular with her students, but lives alone in a simple existence. When her former pupil Jason Sherwood (Angarano) returns after failing to succeed as a playwright, Linda convinces him to produce his play at the school. Jason's overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood (Kinnear), pressures him to attend law school instead. Complications arise after Linda and Jason sleep together, which affects her and everyone around her including the play.
- Julianne Moore as Linda Sinclair
- Michael Angarano as Jason Sherwood
- Greg Kinnear as Dr. Tom Sherwood
- Lily Collins as Halle Anderson
- Nathan Lane as Carl Kapinas, the school drama teacher
- Jessica Hecht as Principal Trudie Slocum
- Norbert Leo Butz as Vice-Principal Phil Pelaski
- Nikki Blonsky as Sheila Nussbaum
- Erin Wilhelmi as Joni Gerber
- Alan Aisenberg as Benjamin Meyer
- Charlie Saxton as Will
- Sophie Curtis as Fallon Hughes
- Fiona Shaw (voice only) as Narrator
The English Teacher was first announced in September 2011. It was Zisk's feature film directorial debut, following his work on several television shows including Weeds, The Big C, Scrubs and The United States of Tara.
Release and reception
The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2013, followed by a US theatrical release on May 17. It was released in 7 theaters, and earned $104,810 domestically at the box office, and $215,203 in foreign countries, for a worldwide gross of $320,013. The film also had a video on demand release.
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