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     The English Teacher (R)

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The English Teacher
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RELEASE DATE
5-24-2013

RUN TIME
93 min

MPAA RATING
(R), for language and some sexual content

GENRE
Comedy, Drama

STARRING
Julianne Moore, Nathan Lane, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Michael Angarano, Nikki Blonsky, Jessica Hecht, Charlie Saxton, Erin Wilhelmi, Remy Auberjonois

DIRECTOR(S)
Craig Zisk

PRODUCER(S)
Matthew E. Chausse, Naomi Despres, Ben LeClair and Robert Salerno

WRITER(S)
Dan Chariton, Stacy Chariton

DISTRIBUTOR
Cinedigm

SYNOPSIS

Linda Sinclair is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way.But Linda's simple life turns an unexpected page when former star pupil Jason Sherwood returns to Kingston after trying to make it as a playwright in New York. Now in his 20s, Jason is on the verge of abandoning art, pressured by his overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood, to face reality and go to law school. Linda can't stand the thought of Jason giving up on his dreams so she decides to mount his play - a dark, angst-ridden, ambitious work - as a Kingston High School production, with flamboyant drama teacher Carl Kapinas directing.As Linda, now well out of her normal comfort zone, takes further risks in life and love, the stage is set for highly comic downfall. With the play, her reputation, and her teaching career on the line, Linda finds an unlikely ally in herself. Amidst the ruins of her formerly perfect life, can she find a way to her own unique storybook ending?


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