Demotivational Poster of the Day

Demotivational Poster of the Day

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tenure ((2009))

Despite his outstanding intellect, associate professor Charlie Thurber (Luke Wilson) is a chronic underachiever and has never received university tenure. Aided by his nutty best friend, Charlie launches a final effort to make the grade at Gray College. But a beautiful new teacher (Gretchen Mol) whose ascending star threatens to eclipse him shakes up Charlie's plans in this charming indie comedy from writer-director Mike Million.
This film was a delight to watch, but did get slow at parts. At parts you did feel a little bored, but something would come up to get your attention back for a bit. It had light humor, but it was a nice chuckle and relaxing. The cast in the film was pretty good. Luke Wilson was decent, but not his best role. Now they needed an actor to play a off the wall weird teacher who is obsessed with bigfoot. So they picked David Koechner, who at first I thought wouldn't fit, but he proved me wrong. Gretchen Mol played the main female role and she did a good job. The film is all about a teacher trying to get tenure. That in itself sounds like a boring piece of work, but luckily they did put some humor in the film. That is basically what David Koechner was for. Some scenes were a bit out of the ordinary, but it really fit with the film. This independent film didn't rely on anything crazy like special effects. Just nice dialog and a decent cast. This would be one of those nice Sunday afternoon movies to watch.

Charming, cute, okay all around. Wouldn't watch it again but I don't regret watching it. A movie that explores the politics of academia, where being a good teacher doesn't necessarily you'll be recognized by your peers as one.


***/*****

3/5 Stars

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