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Parents' Guide to

The Kindergarten Teacher

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Poignant drama of teacher and gifted child; language, nudity

Movie R 2018 96 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+
age 18+


A disturbing story of a kindergarten teacher who is obsessed with her student. There are several scenes with nudity a sex in it including an affair. There is also lots of profanity. Not really worth wasting you time with.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Sara Colangelo's masterful film hopes to enlighten about the rarity and significance of great art in today's world; Maggie Gyllenhaal's extraordinary performance gives testimony to her premise. Surrounded by a pitch-perfect musical score, a beautiful production, and a wonderful supporting cast and the sensational young Parker Sevak as Jimmy Roy, Gyllenhaal has simply never been better. The Kindergarten Teacher isn't afraid of having its leading character fall from grace. Lisa's journey makes the story all the more impactful. Though her passion trumps her good sense, her challenge is a challenge faced by all of us: to value art at its purest and to advocate for those whose miraculous gifts come this way so seldom.

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