Friday, December 11, 2015

Year 5 Day 9

movie: The English Teacher
starring: Julianna Moore, Michael Angarano
genre:Comedy, Romance
format: Netflix Canada

plot:When a high school English teacher, bumps into one of her former students one night, after hearing about how he's been struggling to get his play done, she vows to help. She manages to talk the school board into producing the play, and before long everyone who's involved is involved.

Jealousy, greed, secret crushes gone wrong. Kind of a predictable film, but funny enough to keep you wanting to watch. Moore is pretty much gold in everything she does, and she manages to take this desperate housewife style mid-life crisis and give it some believability.

Luckily, they only did one musical number, and given it was Nathan Lane signing, I forgive the film that two minutes. But I have to say, like the theme running through the film, in which everyone wants to change the ending of the play,  I hated the ending.  The ending wrapped up too sweet for me.  *spoiler alert* she ends up with the dad of the student she had the affair with.

what do I think I learned from this film? High school is never over.

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