The English Teacher

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Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. read more
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Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way. But Linda’s simple life turns an unexpected page when former star pupil Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns to Kingston after trying to make it as a playwright in New York. Now in his 20s, Jason is on the verge of abandoning art, pressured by his overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood (Greg Kinnear), to face reality and go to law school. Linda can’t stand the thought of Jason giving up on his dreams so she decides to mount his play – a dark, angst-ridden, ambitious work – as a Kingston High School production, with flamboyant drama teacher Carl Kapinas (Nathan Lane) directing. As Linda, now well out of her normal comfort zone, takes further risks in life and love, the stage is set for highly comic downfall. With the play, her reputation, and her teaching career on the line, Linda finds an unlikely ally in herself. Amidst the ruins of her formerly perfect life, can she find a way to her own unique storybook ending?

Original Release

05/16/2013

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Cast

Julianne Moore Linda Sinclair
Greg Kinnear Dr. Tom Sherwood
Lily Collins Halle Anderson
Michael Angarano Jason Sherwood
Nathan Lane Carl Kapinas
Fiona Shaw Narrator
Norbert Leo Butz Vice Principal Phil Pelaski
Jessica Hecht Principal Trudie Slocum
Charlie Saxton Will
Nikki Blonsky Sheila Nussbaum
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Craig Zisk

Writers

Stacy Chariton, Dan Chariton

Cast

Julianne Moore Linda Sinclair
Greg Kinnear Dr. Tom Sherwood
Lily Collins Halle Anderson
Michael Angarano Jason Sherwood
Nathan Lane Carl Kapinas
Fiona Shaw Narrator
Norbert Leo Butz Vice Principal Phil Pelaski
Jessica Hecht Principal Trudie Slocum
Charlie Saxton Will
Nikki Blonsky Sheila Nussbaum
Erin Wilhelmi Joni Gerber
Remy Auberjonois Arrogan Man
Peter Kim Orderly 'Mike'
John Hodgman Unmotivated Man
Sophie Lane Curtis Fallon Hughes (as Sophie Curtis)
Brynn Casey Young Linda
Katie Meinholt Linda - Teens & 20s
Anthony Ippolito Blowdried Jock
Jim Breuer Narcissist Man
Poonam Basu Kirthi

Producers

Arnaud Achour Executive Producer
Michael Bederman Executive Producer
Philippe Chausse Executive Producer
Ron Curtis Executive Producer
Adi Ezroni Executive Producer
Aaron L. Gilbert Executive Producer
Margot Hand Executive Producer
Ishay Mor Executive Producer
Patrick Murray Executive Producer
John Santilli Executive Producer
Mandy Tagger Executive Producer
Naomi Despres Producer
Ben LeClair Producer
Robert Salerno Producer
Matthew E. Chausse Producer
Ivan J. Fonseca Producer
Philippe Chausse Producer

Editors

Myron Kerstein

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