GenreComedy, Drama Initial DVD releaseSeptember 3, 2013 (USA) CountryUnited States
Release dateApril 26, 2013 (2013-04-26) (Tribeca Film Festival)
May 17, 2013 (2013-05-17) (United States) WriterDan Chariton, Stacy Chariton CastJulianne Moore (Linda Sinclair), Michael Angarano (Jason Sherwood), Greg Kinnear (Dr. Tom Sherwood), Lily Collins (Halle Anderson), Fiona Shaw (Narrator), Norbert Leo Butz (Vice Principal Phil Pelaski) Similar moviesTeachers (1984), The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978), My Pal Gus (1952), Carried Away (1996), The Teacher from Vigevano (1963)
TaglineRefuse To Live Life By The Book
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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.
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
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 $61,949 in foreign countries, for a worldwide gross of $166,759. The film also had a video on demand release.
The English Teacher received predominantly mixed reviews. Review-aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes reports that 42% of reviews were positive, based on 33 reviews, with an average rating of 5.4/10.