The feature directorial debut of Craig Zisk (“The Big C,” “Weeds”), its story follows a high school English teacher (Moore) whose life is turned upside-down when a failed playwright and former student (Michael Angarano) returns to town and she begins to fall in love with him. This movie would like us to believe that someone as attractive as Moore would be adorkably single, but that doesn't quite work (realistically, she'd been beating off men with a stick) and all the wacky twists seem pretty strained and tired all around. We really like the people involved, but perhaps this is just a case where it didn't quite work out as planned? You'll soon be able to judge for yourself.
"The English Teacher" opens on demand and digital platforms on April 16th and in theaters May 17th. It will also screen at the Tribeca Film Festival.