• 2011
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tony Kaye
  • Cast: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden
  • UK release: 29 June 2012

Henry Barthes (Brody) is a substitute teacher in tough NYC public schools who, in the course of moving from school to school, finds himself increasingly detached from the people around him. Kaye wastes a remarkable cast with a self-important and humourless approach that pushes the film towards self-parody.

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12 Jun 20122 stars

An impressive cast fails to save Tony Kaye’s film which teeters on parody

Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody) is a substitute teacher, making his living the hard way in the tougher public schools of New York City. Moving from school to school, he’s less interested in curriculum issues than in the temporary relationships he finds…

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