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The Kindergarten Teacher (Netflix)

The Kindergarten Teacher (Netflix)
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Released: October 12, 2018
Director: Sara Colangelo
Producer: Celine Rattray, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler, Trudie Styler
Studio: Netflix
Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov, Rosa Salazar, Michael Chernus, Gael García Bernal
Genre: Drama
Length: 96 minutes

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The Kindergarten Teacher (Netflix) Overview

Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a New York kindergarten teacher whose teenage children are more interested in their phones than in any personal interaction. She also doesn't feel connected to her husband. She attends a weekly poetry class and realizes that she doesn't excel in that either.

One day, she hears her five-year-old student Jimmy (Parker Sevak) reciting a deep and soulful poem that is way beyond his capability. She immediately writes it down, shocked at how such a young kid can compose something that's incredibly genius.

Lisa is further distraught when she realizes Jimmy doesn't have a mother and that his father is largely absent from his life. Afraid that society will crush his creativity, Lisa becomes obsessed with him and crosses a line.

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