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Chalk approaches its potentially rich subject matter with a light touch, but still emerges with a humorous, heartfelt tribute to a noble profession. Read critic reviews

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Educators (Troy Schremmer, Janelle Schremmer, Chris Mass) try to make it through a new school year.

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Critic Reviews for Chalk

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  • Jun 01, 2011
    This film meant to be touching, inspirational, and a behind the scenes look at the fate of people thrust or placed in teaching professions. Along the way someone decided to also make this a mockumentary, either because they didn't have enough money to make it into a real film or they were just lazy. The supposed funny parts of the film would maybe work as sketches in an improv group, but in this film they feel out of place. The mockumentary feel of films like Christopher Guest are awkward and semi-realistic. This film was very guarded and up in arms, adding self-recorded messages by the characters in a confession booth situation reminiscent of The Real World. The protagonist was the starring attraction, as a first time teacher evolves from a tongue-tied individual, to a humorous and yet nurturing educator. Props also go to the students in the film, who were the most realistic thing about this movie.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    hmmmm. I wanted it to be much better than it was. It had it's moments, but all in all it was a little lame.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2010
    This sometimes goofy mockumentary overcomes a rather poor screenplay (which nevertheless has its golden moments) with two great performances from Troy Schremmer and Janelle Schremmer as well as a great conclusion that convinces me, as a student, that this film is genuine in transcending the actual feelings of a high school teacher.
    Jay H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2010
    It made me sea-sick watching. It was okay, but not enough to recommend to people...
    Leigh R Super Reviewer

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