The English Teacher

Synopsis: 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 Kapi
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Craig Zisk
Production: Cinedigm
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Ah! My dad,

he works at the hospital

-and I'd really rather not see him.

- Okay, okay.

Then let's get

you home, all right.

God, that burns

like a f*ck!

- It burned my face!

- I know. I'm so sorry...

I'm so sorry... Come on,

my car is right over here.

Oh, Jesus... Who uses pepper spray

in Kingston?

You know, I have a clean towel

in the trunk,

- I could get that for you.

- No that's okay.

This is working fine.

I am so, so sorry.

Oh, don't be sorry.

It's my fault, I shouldn't have

startled you like that.

No, no, you were

just being friendly,

I should have

recognized you right away.

Jason Sherwood. What are you doing

back here in Kingston, Pennsylvania?

I thought you'd be tearing

up Broadway by now!

Well, you know,

it's only a matter of time.

You were one of the best writers

I've ever had in my class.

Aw, that's nice.

The last I heard you were in

the playwriting program in NYU.

Is that right?

Dramatic Writing.

Yeah, I got my degree

a couple of years ago.


Don't keep me in suspense.

And nothing.

That's it.

I'm done with writing.


What do you mean?

I mean, I'm finished.

I wrote my thesis play.

But that took me forever...

But I don't know,

I really believed in it.

Well, of course you did.

What happened?

I tried to get it produced.

And used every resource

I had just to get it read.

Here, you can just keep going straight.

I'm staying with my dad.

- For now. - Well, what does

he think of all of this?

Uh, well. You don't

really know my dad...

Oh, I do, a little.

He goes to my gym.

Oh, that's funny.


Well, he said I should

go to law school.

- Oh, no...

- Yeah.

So I'm probably

gonna do that.

Oh, Jason...

I can't write.

Honestly, it makes me

physically ill.

And besides, I have to do something,

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