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Teaching Mrs. Tingle The first film directed by screenwriter Kevin Williamson (Scream, Dawson's Creek) is a plastic exercise in authority bashing. Mrs....Teaching Mrs. TingleComedy, Mystery and ThrillerPG-13 The first film directed by screenwriter Kevin Williamson (Scream, Dawson's Creek) is a plastic exercise in authority bashing. Mrs....1999-09-03
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Teaching Mrs. Tingle

Genre: Comedy, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Katie Holmes, Helen Mirren; Director: Kevin Williamson; Author: Kevin Williamson; Status: In Season; MPAA Rating: PG-13

The first film directed by screenwriter Kevin Williamson (Scream, Dawson’s Creek) is a plastic exercise in authority bashing. Mrs. Tingle (Helen Mirren), the high school history teacher, is a cartoon curmudgeon who speaks in poisoned bonbons of sarcasm. When Leigh Ann (Katie Holmes) is caught with two friends in a scandal that’s more innocent than it looks, the three go over to Mrs. Tingle’s house, and much over-blown malice follows. It’s depressing to see the gifted Williamson dance so crudely on the grave of empathy in Teaching Mrs. Tingle.

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