The English Teacher Image

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Summary: Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) 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 (Michael Angarano) 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 (Greg Kinnear), 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 (Nathan Lane) 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?
Runtime: 93 min
Rating: Rated R for language and some sexual content
Production: Artina Films
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Sep 3, 2013
Director Credit
Craig Zisk Director
Writer Credit
Dan Chariton Writer
Stacy Chariton Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Fiona Shaw Narrator
Greg Kinnear Dr. Tom Sherwood
Julianne Moore Linda Sinclair
Lily Collins Halle Anderson
Michael Angarano Jason Sherwood
Nathan Lane Carl Kapinas
Nikki Blonsky Sheila Nussbaum
Cast Credit
Alan Aisenberg Benjamin Meyer
Charlie Saxton Will Traynor
Donnetta Lavinia Grays Hospital Administrator
Erin Wilhelmi Joni Gerber
Fiona Shaw Narrator
Greg Kinnear Dr. Tom Sherwood
Jessica Hecht Principal Trudie Slocum
Jim Breuer Narcissist Man
John Hodgman Unmotivated Man
Julianne Moore Linda Sinclair
Katie Meinholt Young Linda Sinclair
Lily Collins Marie Healy
Marcia DeBonis Nurse Terri
Marlee Roberts Cheerleader Girlfriend
Michael Angarano Jason Sherwood
Nathan Lane Carl Kapinas
Nikki Blonsky Shelia
Norbert Leo Butz Vice Principal Phil Pelaski
Peter Y. Kim Mike The Orderly
Poonam Basu Kirthi
Remy Auberjonois Beefy Businessman
Sasha Almedia-Beers Waitress
Sophie Curtis Fallon Hughes
Producer Credit
Aaron L. Gilbert Executive Producer
Adi Ezroni Executive Producer
Arnaud Achour Production Executive
Ben LeClair Producer
Ishay Mor Production Executive
Ivan J. Fonseca Associate Producer
John Santilli Executive Producer
Mandy Tagger Executive Producer
Margot Hand Co-Executive Producer
Matthew E. Chausse Producer
Michael Bederman Executive Producer
Naomi Despres Producer
Patrick Murray Co-Executive Producer
Philippe Chausse Co-Producer
Robert Salerno Producer
Ron Curtis Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: