June 27, 2008

...Teaching Miss Tingle (1999)

Helen Mirren is over-the-top excellent as the horrid high school teacher getting her comeuppance in Teaching Miss Tingle (the directorial debut from the writer of Scream) and Katie Holmes as the student meets her head on. Between these polar opposites, there is a mildly entertaining film with some attempts at humor (although The Exorcist parody went on far too long) but it was nice to see supporting actors Molly Ringwald, Vivica A. Fox, Marissa Jaret Winokur - and an uncredited (?) Leslie Anne Warren marvelously cast as Holmes' mom. Then Helen played the Queen and Katie played Tom.

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