General Education
General Education (2012)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 24, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2012
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Serena Donadoni

What screenwriters [Tom] Morris, Elliot Feld and Jaz Kalkat fail to build is dramatic tension: affable, extremely self-involved Levi easily skates around all obstacles.

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Marsha McCreadie
Village Voice

The film is like a new colt tripping over itself, going off every which way ...

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

If given the choice between going to class and seeing the high-school comedy General Education, go with school.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Wavers between extreme silliness and unbearable earnestness.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

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.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

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.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The lead character's sister is more interesting than he is, and she spends much of her screen time as a mute mime.

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Todd Jorgenson

The film feels like a strained collection of outtakes from other comedies about teenage nerds and dysfunctional families.

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