"The Professor" is a 2018 American comedy drama film directed by Wayne Roberts.
The starring cast includes Johnny Depp, Rosemarie DeWitt, Danny Huston, Zoey Deutch, Odessa Young, Ron Livingston, Devon Terrell, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Linda Emond, Matreya Scarrwener and others.
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Saban Films on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 released the trailer for "The Professor" you can watch here:
The Professor Official Trailer (2019) - Johnny Depp.
Here is a short review of "The Professor" movie plot summary.
College English professor Richard Brown (Johnny Depp) is in the office of his doctor and receives sad news concerning his health. He has advanced stage cancer of his lungs, which has spread throughout his body with mortal consequences. His life expectancy is set by the doctor as being six months without treatment, which might be extended to 12 - 18 months with aggressive and painful cancer treatment. Richard is devastated by the news, becoming self-abusive in verbal tirades against himself, and walking through town and around campus as if in an emotional stupor.
Upon arrival at home for dinner, Richard decides to tell his wife, Veronica (Rosemarie DeWitt), and only daughter, Olivia (Odessa Young), the bad news and prepare them for the worst outcome possible. The dinner conversation, however, takes unexpected turns. His daughter announces that she is a lesbian and that she has taken a lover. Veronica dismisses her daughter as going through a phase, which causes Olivia to storm out of the dining room, upset by her mother's lack of support. Richard's relationship with his wife is troubled and tortured. Veronica confronts Richard with the fact that he has been a poor husband and that she has taken a lover, the dean of the college where Richard teaches as part of the tenured faculty in the English department. With everyone having argued at the dinner table, Richard never gets to make his medical report of his crisis situation; when Veronica questions him about it, he says that he was concerned that he had overcooked the steaks.
On campus the next day, Richard begins telling his students about the urgency of living life to its fullest. He criticizes a number of stereotypes he superficially observes in the classroom and starts weeding out the students whom he feels are there to only get easy good grades, or otherwise seek cosmetic benefits from a friendly faculty. After over half of the potential classroom students leave the class as being of no interest to them, Richard is left with a core group of students who seem attracted to his unorthodox version of straight talk. They decide to stick with the class, and Richard's newly proclaimed unorthodoxy. Among the students remaining is the niece of the college dean, who seems to admire Richard for all his differences with her uncle since both of them, Richard and her uncle, are members of the faculty in different departments.
Here is the full cast and characters of "The Professor" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"The Professor" movie release date was scheduled to be on October 5, 2018 (Zurich) and on May 17, 2019 (United States) distributing by Saban Films, Saban Capital Group, DirecTV Cinema, GEM Entertainment, Manymore Films, Film & TV House, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Exponenta, Kino Films, Odeon, Regents, Defiant Screen Entertainment, Joy n Cinema, Leonine Distribution, Mongrel Media and NOS Audiovisuais.
The duration of the film is 90 minutes. The film grossed over $3.3 million.
"The Professor" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began on July 25, 2017 in Vancouver.
"The Professor" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 10/100.
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