THE ENGLISH TEACHER

LindaCropCraig Zisk, one of my favorite cable TV directors (Weeds! Nurse Jackie!) makes the leap to feature films with this giddy delight penned by Dan & Stacy Chariton.

Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is the eponymous high school English Teacher who must wrestle with the “omniscient narrator” in her head (hilariously voiced by Fiona Shaw) to get her life back.Arrogant

Anchored by pitch-perfect performance by Moore, terrific cast put new life in the familiar “Let’s Put on a Show!” plot. (JLH: 4/5)Boring

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WarmUp

Top Photo: Julianne Moore as “Linda Sinclair.” Middle Photos: Jim Breuer & John Hodgman as two potential suitors who fail to measure up. Bottom Photo: Nathan Lane as Drama Teacher “Carl Kapinas” (in the middle) leads his cast in a warm-up exercise before the big performance. Note Lily Collins as star pupil “Halle Anderson” to his left. Photo Credits: Nicole Rivelli

 

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