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On behalf of Cinedigm and Tribeca Film, we are pleased to share the official theatrical trailer for their upcoming film, THE ENGLISH TEACHER. This uplifting comedy tells the story of Linda Sinclair-a forty-year-old unmarried English teacher whose greatest relationships are with her favorite authors and stories. When a disheartened former student moves back into town after failing to make it as a playwright in New York, Linda decides to step out of her comfort zone and mount his play with the help of the high school drama teacher. (c) Tribeca

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A potentially incisive character study is buried under layers of fluff in The English Teacher."
‑ Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail
"Pleasant is the perfect word with which to describe The English Teacher, an ingratiating little comedy that aims to please and succeeds at its modest goal."
‑ Leah Rozen, TheWrap
"In a perfect encapsulation of form and content, The English Teacher tells a story of an artist who reluctantly adds a happy ending to his play while the movie itself forces a happy ending into a story that is laced with underlying sadness."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"In short, The English Teacher is nothing fancy. It's a compromise made in the interest of good taste, and while that may not stand the test of time, it proves easy in the moment."
‑ Katherine Monk,
"Cutesy and cloying."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Apropos of its title, The English Teacher feels like a movie written as a homework assignment."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"The movie doesn't do enough with its cast or its idea; it's an underachiever that simply doesn't try hard enough."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Sharp performances can't save this ill-conceived drama set in a contemporary high school that seems to exist on some faraway planet."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Nicely done package of high school hijinks with a few comedic surprises."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Moore shows physical-comedy chops that are both admirable and quite funny..a small but very funny treat with a cast to die for."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"The report card for low-key high school comedy The English Teacher would read something like this: Weak effort; this student is too easily distracted, fails to follow through and turns in unfinished work."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"A screwball comedy that could have been screwier, "The English Teacher" is as interesting for its cast as its content."
‑ John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
"Funny and fulfilling, Craig Zisk has created a small, triumphant feature film debut."
‑ Shannon M. Houston, Paste Magazine
"Julianne Moore excels in this amusing comedy about a flawed heroine who loses all sense of perspective but deserves a happy ending anyway."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A strained attempt to translate the comic punch of Alexander Payne's brilliant send-up of high-school politics, Election, into the realm of an even more tension-fraught extracurricular activity: drama club."
‑ Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity
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