General Education (2012)

General Education (2012)



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Levi Collins is set to go to the local University on a tennis scholarship, but he forgot to tell his parents one thing - he didn't graduate. As a result, he must take summer school before his mom and dad discover he's failed senior science. At school, Levi falls in love with his classmate, Katie, and learns that he has to make a choice between playing tennis and receiving a proper education. General Education is a quirky comedy about a family learning to grow together. -- (C) Pelican House
PG-13 (for sex references and a drug-related gesture)
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Chris Sheffield
as Levi Collins
Janeane Garofalo
as Gale Collins
Larry Miller
as Rich Collins
Bobby Campo
as Brian Collins
Elaine Hendrix
as Ms. Bradford
McKaley Miller
as Emily Collins
Tom Maden
as Chad
Seth Adam Cassell
as Shady Nick
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Critic Reviews for General Education

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

What screenwriters [Tom] Morris, Elliot Feld and Jaz Kalkat fail to build is dramatic tension: affable, extremely self-involved Levi easily skates around all obstacles.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
Top Critic

If given the choice between going to class and seeing the high-school comedy General Education, go with school.

Full Review… | September 10, 2012
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

Defiantly humorless, the comedy is little more than a grab-bag of familiar high school-film cliches populated with bland characters played by barely-there actors. It was clearly a labor of love for no one.

Full Review… | August 30, 2012
Arizona Republic
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The film is like a new colt tripping over itself, going off every which way ...

Full Review… | August 28, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Wavers between extreme silliness and unbearable earnestness.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
New York Post
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The lead character's sister is more interesting than he is, and she spends much of her screen time as a mute mime.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for General Education

It clearly has a definitive style, as far as the acting is concerned. More of a "30 Rock" hyper-reality than earnest acting/reacting. And the film is also well-shot and professionally made. I tried to like it, but about halfway through, I gave up and fast-forwarded to the end.

Valentina Kaulitz
Valentina Kaulitz

★★ (out of four) Here comes another teen comedy that wants the audience to cheer for the obnoxious central character and hope he gets away with things simply because he IS the main character. The script is quite predicatable and the situations have all been done and done to death. Levi Collins (Chris Sheffield) thinks he can wisecrack his way through graduation and into a college of his choice on an athletic scholarship. But he has just flunked one of his class and the teacher won't let him graduate unless he takes summer school. Afraid to tell his parents, he convinces the school to let him walk in the ceremony and then he pretends to have a summer job while he is really in class. Of course things come to a head in the end and he must prove himself to everyone. It's been done before...sometimes worse...sometimes better. [img][/img]

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Another gem I just saw, what a great movie too watch. I love when films like this come along, and this new hot sexy girl Ms. Walsh, stole the show for me, I know shes been around, she's just never caught my eye until now. A lot of talent in this one, it just worked so well, it was like Summer School meets Rushmore, not exactly, but I just like slapping shit like that together because it sounds nice and easy. Just a fun movie too watch, who doesn't like movies like this crazy people thats who.

mike hawke
mike hawke

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