Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is 40 years and has been doing the same job for many years. She has little or no friends. She has no social life other than going to have coffee somewhere by herself. She tries to meet men but there is no love, or passion in her life. Well there is some but she gets it all from books. You see she is an English teacher. While at the ATM one day she sees a young man coming towards her, it' s dark and she becomes frightened. She gets her trusty can of pepper spray out and she sprays that young man to the point of burning his eyes. It's a shame it's Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) one of her former students. Michael had been living in New York City trying to become the next great Playwright. He had to move back home and his father a doctor wanted his son to have a proper career. Dr.Tom Sherwood (Greg Kinnear) wanted him to go to Law School very badly. He even had him enrolled to study for the LSAT , the law school entrance exam. Ms. Sinclair being the teacher that she was wanted to read one of Jason's plays and he brought it by her classroom. What both of them did not expect was the love making on the teachers' desk. She did eventually read the play and loved it. She wanted to see if she could talk to the Drama Dept. Head Carl Kapinas (Nathan Lane) and see if they could put the play on for Jason. This way maybe his father wouldn't be so adamant on law school. Now it's possible Ms. Sinclair also wanted to help Jason because Jason had just helped her out. She wasn't the one to run out and do a one night stand so this was a big deal for her. Well the two teachers get the idea sold sort of to the school administration but your going to have to watch the movie to see what all goes on from here. The movie is a simple story that happens to take off down many paths but in the end Ms. Sinclair is a teacher who does care for her job. Should she have had sex with a former student who are we to judge but you will really love the ending. The Director is Craig Zisk who is able to tie all the loose ends up for us and give us an entertaining visit into a small town high school teachers life that gets so messed up so quickly.
August 29, 2013