“Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a 40 y. o. unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. 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 now in his 20s Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns to Kingston after trying to make it as a playwright in New York. 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”
I’ve just watched it thru the fingers as if it was some horror movie thinking “Oh my! This may be me in some 15 years!..” Although the movie is a lot of fun. At some moments, ok at many moments, she reminded me of myself. The way she treated people, her colleagues and her students.
Today I dealt with an offended a 7 y. o. boy who didn’t want to perform. I did persuade him to perform. It was the 2nd time that he was crying offended by something not willing to go back to work. But yeah, I did it! And feels cool, great! I can teach those kiddos something! I do know how to speak to kids! Also, we finally had the 1st performance of our play with my kids. We’ve been working on it for 2 weeks non-stop! And it appeared to be less than 10 minutes long… There were a lot of fails… But oh well, they’re still kids. And we do have few days left for the great premiere…