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The Good Student (2008)

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An unpopular high school teacher finds himself the primary suspect in the case of a missing student when news gets out that he was the last person to see her in this dark comedy starring Tim Daly and Hayden Panettiere. Mr. Gibb (Daly) is reviled among the student body as quite possibly the worst teacher ever to stand at the head of the class. He's infatuated with Ally (Panittiere), a popular teen and local celebrity. When Ally suddenly goes missing, the entire suburban town descends into panic. Could Mr. Gibb have something to do with her disappearance? When a police investigation reveals that Mr. Gibb gave Ally a ride home mere moments before she vanished without a trace, the teacher who was universally despised discovers that his troubles have only just begun.
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Cast

Hayden Panettiere
as Alison Palmer
Tim Daly
as Mr. Gibb
Josh Hutchinson
as Unit Cop No. 2
Sarah Steele
as Amber Jinx
William Sadler
as Honest Phil Palmer
Mark Kassen
as Pete Macauley
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About as unrealistic as a Lord of the Rings film. For everything realistic there are 5 absurdities. Thankfully, this was not the "American Beauty" clone it was shaping up to be. Good cast with an under-talented director and screenwriter at the helm.

Robert Iwataki
Robert Iwataki

it has you flipping the perpetrator till the very end. while the acting leaves something to give but still a good show

Jarrid J
Jarrid J

The perfect movie to exemplify the term "middling". It's not really bad, but there's few things to make it good. The ending was kind of neat, and the way it keeps your mind flipping between potential suspects right up to the last frame was cool, but mostly it's something that looks like a bunch of friends who happen to be famous and better actors filmed over a week between more serious projects.

Brent Dreher
Brent Dreher

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