The English Teacher is an American comedy film directed by Craig Zisk. The film stars Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear and Michael Angarano, and was written by Dan and Stacy Chariton.Linda Sinclair (Moore) is a high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She is passionate about her subject and popular with her students, but lives alone in a simple existence. When her former pupil Jason Sherwood (Angarano) returns after failing to succeed as a playwright, Linda convinces him to produce his play at the school. Jason's overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood (Kinnear), pressures him to attend law school instead.