The Music Teacher

The Music Teacher

Ron Oliver (2012)

111min
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A teacher devotes herself to running her school's music classes after a personal tragedy, and spends 16 years influencing aspiring musicians. When budget cuts threaten to close the programme down, the first batch of students she taught returns to the school and tries to repay her inspiration with a fundraising concert. Drama, starring Annie Potts and Richard Thomas.

Cast & Crew

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

Language: English Colour

Drama

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