General Education
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General Education
Levi Collins is set to go to the local University on a tennis scholarship, but he forgot to tell his parents one thing - he didn't graduate. As a result, he must take summer school before his mom and dad discover he's failed senior science. At school, Levi falls in love with his classmate, Katie, and learns that he has to make a choice between playing tennis and receiving a proper education. General Education is a quirky comedy about a family learning to grow together. -- (C) Pelican House

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"If given the choice between going to class and seeing the high-school comedy General Education, go with school."
‑ Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"Wavers between extreme silliness and unbearable earnestness."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"What have I learned? High school movies can be duller—and more sour—than previously thought possible...The least generic element of General Education is its openly hostile attitude toward gay people. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Plays out in a bland sitcom way, but is mercifully peppered with a few bizarre moments of surreal slapstick that keep it afloat."
‑ Witney Seibold, CraveOnline
"With its hackneyed outlook and lack of a moral core or a purpose, 'General Education' is little more than a defective episode of 'Saved by the Bell.'"
‑ Brandon Judell, CultureCatch
"Defiantly humorless, the comedy is little more than a grab-bag of familiar high school-film cliches populated with bland characters played by barely-there actors. It was clearly a labor of love for no one."
‑ Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
"The lead character's sister is more interesting than he is, and she spends much of her screen time as a mute mime."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"A technically impressive tapioca of a movie, this bland indie seriocomedy may serve as an early springboard for a couple of talented young actors, but little else."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Unfortunately, in General Education, even tried-and-true formulas fall flat thanks to the lack of several key elements-good dialogue, fully developed characters and a satisfying story."
‑ Christine N. Ziemba, Paste Magazine
"The film is like a new colt tripping over itself, going off every which way ..."
‑ Marsha McCreadie, Village Voice
"As generic and forgettable as its title, this half-hearted attempt at a teen comedy feels like a term paper you might buy online: poorly written and cribbed from a million other sources."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The film feels like a strained collection of outtakes from other comedies about teenage nerds and dysfunctional families."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Too derivative to be amusing and too earnest to be parodic, it assumes the form of countless other teen comedies minus any wit or drama."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
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