The Music Teacher

  • Ron Oliver (2012)
  • Can
  • 111 min
The Music Teacher
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Fans of Glee and its ilk will probably appreciate this cheesy and sentimental TV movie that sees adult former pupils rallying to help their much-loved old music teacher (an occasionally overbearing Annie Potts) when budget cuts threaten her after-school classes. Naturally, it's their regrettably toe-curling performing skills that the group decides to utilise, which leads to an underwhelming climactic fundraising show in which all the key characters get to belt out a number. In between, unconvincing rehearsals are disrupted by unimaginative personal baggage - and some credibility-stretching flashbacks - as past grievances are rekindled and relationships reassessed with predictable and simplistic outcomes. Fortunately, the acting overall is better than the singing, especially Richard Thomas's small but sympathetic turn as Potts's romantically frustrated boyfriend.

Plot Summary

Drama starring Annie Potts. When teacher Alyson Daley's music programme looks like being scrapped due to budget cuts, a group of her old students get together and put on a musical to raise funds.

Cast and crew

Cast

Alyson Daley
Annie Potts
Zack
Kerry James
Jace
Shawn Roberts
Karen
Moneca Delain
Sheila
Rukiya Bernard
Steve
P J Prinsloo

Crew

Director
Ron Oliver

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Categories
Drama

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