Oleanna (1994)

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This focuses upon sexual harassment in academia. John is a burned out professor with a mid-life crisis. He thinks of leaving his family and the ivory tower. He is a conceited and self-deluded man. Carol is a failing student who comes to John's office for help. John decides to take the time to really help Carol, who doesn't seem to be able to understand anything. During their sessions, he comes to trust her and vents much of his pent-up frustration with teaching and his life. Suddenly Carol files a sexual harassment complaint against him. The board readily believes her and demands John apologize or lose his job. John hastily reconsiders his values and his life, and is willing to apologize for her mis-understanding of his intentions, but he will not acknowledge any of the accusations Carol made. Why should he? He is innocent.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Hallmark Entertainment

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for Oleanna

A little slow in the beginning and it takes some effort to get info artificial dialogue (David Mamet's trademark), but once you do, it's a gripping drama that ratchets up the intensity as it goes along, despite minimalist setting.

Gabriel Knight
Gabriel Knight

An interesting movie.

Leo L
Leo L

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½

A compelling, elocuent, dialogue-driven, unpretentious, well made two characters drama. Mamet's prose really works.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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