Teachers and Students
So as we dig into this one, you can't help but to remember the days when you were in school and had that hot teacher staring back at the class. You often wondered, "If I was just a little bit older, maybe taller, things would be different". Are we wrong? Maybe it was just that our schools had hottest teachers in them..lol
Either way, we all know the lore of touching the mature is where a teen's mind is at, especially that of a young boy, but we don't always expect the teacher will reciprocate. This is the pain and fear parents have when they send their precious Sammie or Jen to school, will the teacher maintain the boundaries? It's really scary when you think about it, because if Mr.Tull had been in elementary this would be an entirely different movie.
So you have half the world divided on the fact that it's okay because he's a guy and a teen, but should that really make a difference? If Ms. Watts had been some guy messing with a teenage girl we'd crucify him and set his house on fire. We're going off on a tangent here, but this film does spark controversy and conversation. So before we get back on track, what do you think about this whole teacher-student thing?
Now, How Is This Different From Similar Films?
By now, you should have seen or read about the Mary Kay Letourneau story that was on Lifetime several years ago. The film told of the real-life romance between a teacher and a student that ended up with her having two kids and them getting married *_*.
Well, "A Teacher" is kind of that story, but it goes in another direction. This film dives more into the emotional turmoil that Ms. Watts(Burdge) experiences as she gets closer to Mr. Tull(Brittain). What at first seems like a secret love affair that draws the two together becomes distorted and toxic as paranoia sets in and gets comfy within the mind of Ms. Watts.
No longer is she just tempting fate in her taboo fling, she is finding that her emotional well-being is upside-down! Topsy-Turvy if you will. The captain has left the ship and all the crew are about to visit Davy Jones for an extended stay. You'll see what we're talking about when you watch her spiral into panic, as she forgets that she is supposed to keep her lock in key.
After watching this film, all we can say is "Wow"! Just the whole concept and direction of the story is something that could be happening in a school near you as you read. Now, of course this is just a movie, but it's still amazingly real. What would you do if you found out that your teenage son was having relations with his English teacher or your teenage daughter was behind the bleachers with the Band Director? How would you respond?
We hope this Unhinged Review of "A Teacher" has sparked your curiosity and would love to hear your thoughts about the film and our discussion. Also, if you could take a moment to share this with others that would be awesome ^_^ Thanks in advance.
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