"The English Teacher" had a very recognizable and respectable cast with Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, and Nathan Lane. This film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival just last month. When considering films at Tribeca, my mind goes directly to "indie" films. But when an "indie" film utilizes known actors, to me, it makes it less than "indie." That's just my opinion.
Julianne Moore played the wonderful and beloved high school English teacher, Linda Sinclair, who happened to have never married or had much of a social life. It seemed that her standards (and dreams) were just too high. She compared everything with a book and romanticized life accordingly. Therefore, she ended up a "spinster." She kept to herself and lived a regimented and predictable life, that is until she re-encountered a former student. This brilliant former student, Jason Sherwood (Angarano) had fallen upon difficult times with his play not being produced in NYC. The storyline evolves and revolves around this play and the teacher-former student relationship...in very predictable ways.
So skip this one in the theater and wait for the DVD, ladies. Then go ahead and rent it, buy some Two Buck Chuck and enjoy time well-spent with your girl friends! Cheers!
This is actually already available on demand through Amazon! Here's the trailer...