History Film / TeachingMrsTingle

3rd Mar '17 1:37:15 AM Daleylife
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A 1999 BlackComedy film in which a poor girl's college stipend depends on her acing a history test in the class taught by the [[DesignatedVillain vile]] Mrs. Tingle (Creator/HelenMirren).

Due to a friend's stupidity the girl, Leigh Ann (Katie Holmes), is caught cheating by Mrs. Tingle, who threatens to have her expelled. The same friend happens to have brought a crossbow to school, and in order for her to still pass the test, Katie and the friend and another friend kidnap Mrs. Tingle, then torture and try to murder her.

Due to [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} recent events]] before the movie came out, its title was changed from the original "Killing Mrs. Tingle" to the above. This really doesn't do anything to make matters any better. Written and directed by [[Series/DawsonsCreek Kevin]] [[Franchise/{{Scream}} Williamson]], and understandably his only turn in the director's chair to date.

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A 1999 BlackComedy film in which a poor girl's college stipend depends on her acing a history test project in the class taught by the [[DesignatedVillain vile]] Mrs. Tingle (Creator/HelenMirren).

Due to a friend's stupidity stupidity, the girl, Leigh Ann (Katie Holmes), is caught cheating with a copy of the final exam, by Mrs. Tingle, who threatens to have her expelled. The same friend happens to have brought a crossbow to school, and in order for Leigh Ann, along with her two friends, go to still pass Tingle's home to reason with her. But before long the test, Katie and the friend and another friend kidnap Mrs. Tingle, then torture and try to murder her.

situation gets out of control.

Due to [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} recent events]] before the movie came out, its title was changed from the original "Killing Mrs. Tingle" to the above. This really doesn't do anything to make matters any better. Written and directed by [[Series/DawsonsCreek Kevin]] [[Franchise/{{Scream}} Williamson]], and understandably his only turn in the director's chair to date.
3rd Feb '17 8:18:43 PM Mdumas43073
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3rd Feb '17 8:14:01 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1999 film in which a poor girl's college stipend depends on her acing a history test in the class taught by the [[DesignatedVillain vile]] Mrs Tingle. Due to her friend's stupidity, she is caught cheating. The same friend happens to have brought a crossbow to school, and in order for her to still pass the test, she and the friend and another friend kidnap Mrs Tingle, then torture and try to murder her.

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A 1999 BlackComedy film in which a poor girl's college stipend depends on her acing a history test in the class taught by the [[DesignatedVillain vile]] Mrs Tingle. Mrs. Tingle (Creator/HelenMirren).

Due to her a friend's stupidity, she stupidity the girl, Leigh Ann (Katie Holmes), is caught cheating. cheating by Mrs. Tingle, who threatens to have her expelled. The same friend happens to have brought a crossbow to school, and in order for her to still pass the test, she Katie and the friend and another friend kidnap Mrs Mrs. Tingle, then torture and try to murder her.



* SadistTeacher: Deserved or not, Mrs Tingle still gives Leigh Ann a C based solely on her own personal bitterness, rather than because the report was wrong.

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* SadistTeacher: Deserved or not, Mrs Mrs. Tingle still gives Leigh Ann a C based solely on her own personal bitterness, rather than because the report was wrong.
27th Apr '16 5:19:17 AM Peteman
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The fake diary that the main character worked on for several months mentions witch burnings in Salem. Not a single witch was burned during the Salem Witch Trials, they were hung [[note]]with the only exception being Giles Corey, who was crushed to death with rocks [[/note]]. What makes it worse is that the audience is supposed to see Mrs. Tingle as a horrid person for only giving the main character a C for something she worked so hard on, but considering she made such a big and easily rectified mistake, the whole film falls apart. Really, a "C" grade was generous.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The fake diary that the main character worked on for several months mentions witch burnings in Salem. Not a single witch was burned during the Salem Witch Trials, they were for the most part hung [[note]]with with the only exception being Giles Corey, who was crushed to death with rocks [[/note]].rocks. What makes it worse is that the audience is supposed to see Mrs. Tingle as a horrid person for only giving the main character a C for something she worked so hard on, but considering she made such a big and easily rectified mistake, the whole film falls apart. Really, a "C" grade was generous.
25th Feb '16 2:33:11 PM Eagal
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* SadistTeacher / ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The former was the intention, but the latter is final product.

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* SadistTeacher / ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The former SadistTeacher: Deserved or not, Mrs Tingle still gives Leigh Ann a C based solely on her own personal bitterness, rather than because the report was the intention, but the latter is final product.wrong.


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* TeensAreMonsters: Even sociopathic, it seems.
20th Jan '16 9:12:19 PM jormis29
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Done in-universe. Really, a "C" grade was generous.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Done in-universe.The fake diary that the main character worked on for several months mentions witch burnings in Salem. Not a single witch was burned during the Salem Witch Trials, they were hung [[note]]with the only exception being Giles Corey, who was crushed to death with rocks [[/note]]. What makes it worse is that the audience is supposed to see Mrs. Tingle as a horrid person for only giving the main character a C for something she worked so hard on, but considering she made such a big and easily rectified mistake, the whole film falls apart. Really, a "C" grade was generous.
20th Jan '16 2:15:52 PM futuremoviewriter
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** When one considers Tingle never believed Leigh Ann was a cheater in the first place and just used it as an excuse to fail her, it's even more petty.
10th Nov '15 12:19:28 AM rjd1922
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* WholePlotReference: To ''NineToFive''

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* WholePlotReference: To ''NineToFive''''Film/NineToFive''
18th Oct '15 5:47:08 PM rjd1922
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Due to recent events before the movie came out, its title was changed from the original "Killing Mrs Tingle" to the above. This really doesn't do anything to make matters any better. Written and directed by [[Series/DawsonsCreek Kevin]] [[Franchise/{{Scream}} Williamson]], and understandably his only turn in the director's chair to date.

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Due to [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} recent events events]] before the movie came out, its title was changed from the original "Killing Mrs Mrs. Tingle" to the above. This really doesn't do anything to make matters any better. Written and directed by [[Series/DawsonsCreek Kevin]] [[Franchise/{{Scream}} Williamson]], and understandably his only turn in the director's chair to date.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Done in universe. Really, a "C" grade was generous.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Done in universe.in-universe. Really, a "C" grade was generous.
12th Mar '15 12:05:09 AM garfield2710
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* SadistTeacher / ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The former was the intention, but the latter is final product.
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