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The English Teacher

  Unrated HD Closed Captioning

Craig Zisk

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Plot Summary

Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore (STILL ALICE, BOOGIE NIGHTS, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1) stars as an English teacher who lives vicariously through her novels. But when an unintended tryst with a former student goes public, her simple life is turned upside down. Also starring Academy Award® nominee Greg Kinnear (AS GOOD AS IT GETS, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) and Golden Globe® nominee Nathan Lane (THE BIRDCAGE, THE PRODUCERS).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 33
  • Fresh: 14
  • Rotten: 19
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Perversely determined to make you laugh. You're more likely to squirm, though ... – Stephen Holden, New York Times, May 23, 2013

Fresh: This is a brisk comedy, with some formulaic moments made better by a top-notch cast ... – Claudia Puig, USA Today, May 16, 2013

Fresh: Benefits from a brisk pace, witty banter and engaging performances, yet still fades from memory faster than a final exam on the first day of summer vacation. – Scott Foundas, Variety, May 14, 2013

Rotten: "The English Teacher" is a tragedy masquerading as a comedy and doing a disservice to both. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2013

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Customer Reviews


Julianne Moore is fabulous at the physical comedy her role calls for. The writing is crisp, and the overall production makes this a movie definitely worth watching!

Nice Nice Movie

Pleasant to sit down & enjoy a movie and have it be smart, quick-witted and realistic. Loved how they showed her judgements of people in the shot next to people; that is so true to form. Lots of us are guilty of that. This is not a deep, enthralling story so just know that going into it and you'll like it. Worth Renting

Bland Disappointment

Starts out slow and stays slow, never really rising above mediocre. All actors I have liked in other movies, but this one just never comes together.

The English Teacher
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2013

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