"The Kindergarten Teacher" is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sara Colangelo.
The starring cast includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov, Michael Chernus, Gael García Bernal, Rosa Salazar, Ajay Naidu, Sam Jules, Daisy Tahan, Samrat Chakrabarti and others.

Here are "The Kindergarten Teacher" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Kindergarten Teacher movie?

Thunderbird Releasing on Monday, February 04, 2019 released the trailer for "The Kindergarten Teacher" you can watch here:

Plot summary

What is The Kindergarten Teacher movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Kindergarten Teacher" movie plot summary.

Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a kindergarten teacher from Staten Island, is struggling with feelings of dissatisfaction in her life. She is in a loving yet passionless marriage with her husband Grant (Michael Chernus), and her teenage children, Josh (Sam Jules) and Lainie (Daisy Tahan), are distant with her. Lisa attends a poetry class every week, led by Simon (Gael García Bernal), but her poetry is dismissed as derivative. One of Lisa's students, Jimmy (Parker Sevak), is routinely picked up late from school by his babysitter. One day, Lisa overhears Jimmy reciting a poem he wrote while he was waiting to be picked up. Lisa reads the poem at her poetry class, where her classmates and Simon are struck by it and compliment Lisa on her talent. Lisa decides that Jimmy is a prodigy, and begins to dedicate her time to nurturing his talent.
Lisa asks Jimmy's babysitter, a part-time actress named Becca (Rosa Salazar), to write down the poems that Jimmy recites. Becca complies, but Lisa begins to feel that Becca treats Jimmy like a baby and that she is obstructing his ability to grow into his talent. Lisa gives Jimmy her phone number and tells him to call her any time that he has a poem. Simon invites Lisa to meet him, and tells her about a poetry reading in Manhattan, where she will have to read two of her poems in front of an audience. Lisa and Simon have sex, with Simon's attraction to Lisa being a by-product of what he believes to be her unique artistic genius.
Lisa meets Jimmy's father Nikhil (Ajay Naidu) and tells him about Jimmy's poetry. Although Nikhil is happy about his son's intellect, he wants Jimmy to have a normal, practical life. Lisa encourages Nikhil to fire Becca and offers to watch Jimmy for a few hours after school every day, which Nikhil gratefully accepts. One night, despite Nikhil's request that Jimmy be taken to baseball practice, Lisa takes him to the poetry reading instead, where his poetry is well received. Simon, however, is upset that Lisa lied about writing the poetry, and tells her to leave the class. Lisa and Jimmy return home late, and Lisa puts Jimmy to bed on her couch. The next day, Nikhil calls Lisa, angry at her for lying about the poetry reading and for not bringing him home afterwards, and informs her he will be taking Jimmy to another kindergarten.


Who plays who in the The Kindergarten Teacher movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Kindergarten Teacher" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Maggie Gyllenhaal  as Lisa Spinelli
Parker Sevak  as Jimmy Roy
Anna Baryshnikov  as Meghan
Michael Chernus  as Grant Spinelli
Gael García Bernal  as Simon
Rosa Salazar  as Becca
Ajay Naidu  as Nikhil Roy
Sam Jules  as Josh Spinelli
Daisy Tahan  as Lainie Spinelli
Samrat Chakrabarti  as Sanjay Roy
Ato Blankson-Wood  as Justin
Libya Pugh  as Marianne
Carter Kojima  as Derek Bishop
Jillian Panlilio  as Jillian
Noah Rhodes  as Steven
Haley Murphy  as Brittany
Carson Grant  as Michael
Stefaniya Makarova  as Magda
Clark Carmichael  as Mr. Bishop
Shyaporn Theerakulstit  as Robert
Ashley August  as Poet 1
Nikhil Melnechuk  as Poet 2
Allen McCullough  as Gus
Kea Trevett  as Gloria
Aamira Martinez  as Officer Marshall
Douglas Taurel  as Officer Lugo
Avishai Greenberg  as Kindergarten student
London Valentine  as Kindergarten student
Avery Ilardi  as Kindergarten student
Donovan Pierre Coleman  as Kindergarten student
Deborah Finley  as Beach-goer
Aubrey Hickerson  as Kindergarten Student
Gianna Jean  as Lainie's Friend

Release date

When is The Kindergarten Teacher movie release date?

"The Kindergarten Teacher" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 19, 2018 (Sundance), on October 12, 2018 (United States), on January 3, 2019 (Hungary) and on March 8, 2019 (United Kingdom) distributing by Netflix, Thunderbird Releasing, Filmarti, Splendid Film, StraDa Films, Alambique Destilaria de Ideias, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Koch Media, La Aventura and Officine UBU.


What are The Kindergarten Teacher filming details?

The duration of the film is 97 minutes.

"The Kindergarten Teacher" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Kindergarten Teacher movie?

"The Kindergarten Teacher" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 91/100. The audience also likes the film.

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