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'The English Teacher' has a class of underachievers
'The English Teacher' has a class of underachievers

"The English Teacher" is a tragedy masquerading as a comedy and doing a disservice to both. The same could be said for the film's normally fine cast. Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Nathan Lane and Michael Angarano have all had better days. The movie begins with a stereotype. Linda Sinclair (Moore) is the teacher of the title. Middle-aged, single with cats, she teaches high school English in a small Pennsylvania town. Her passion is saved for her students and the literary greats whose writing she loves most of all. Only a taste of her classroom fire makes it into the movie, not nearly enough to put Linda in league with Robin Williams in "Dead Poets Society" or...

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