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The Good Student
The Good Student
Actors: Tim Daly, Hayden Panettiere, William Sadler
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2009     1hr 30min

Genre: Comedy Rating: R Release Date: 3-FEB-2009 Media Type: DVD

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Actors: Tim Daly, Hayden Panettiere, William Sadler
Creators: Josh Hutchinson, Sarah Steele
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Screen Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/03/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Chrissy S. (naughtyspider)
Reviewed on 5/3/2012...
This was a total bore. Seemed like they were looking for a "Drowning Mona" type movie but it fell far short of anything resembling entertainment.
it was not suspenseful, it was not funny, it was lame. Could I please get my hour plus of time back????
Bobby D. (TheVertMan) from HAZARD, KY
Reviewed on 1/15/2010...
Dark comedy? Not at all. Though you can mine a few laughs out of it if you look hard enough. Mostly it's a tired play about obsession and kidnapping with a twist at the end that really makes very little sense. It stars Tim Daly (Wings) and Hayden Panettiere, but don't expect to see very much of the lovely female star as her on-screen time in limited to less than six minutes and even those are wasted by the useless plot and stiff direction. A disappointing movie and a total waste of time for the talented actors involved.
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Lord Darkseid | Biloxi, Mississippi United States | 08/30/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This film had potential, but the storyline collapses and really leaves the audience disappointed. First, let me start with the background music. Music plays an important role in a film. The quirky instrumental that continually played throughout the film set a bad tone. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be watching a thriller or a comedy. Turns out I was watching neither. The film lacked any sort of thrills or edge of the seat terror. The drama was at a minimum, and the few comedic moments fall flat. If you're watching this for Hayden, you'll be disappointed. She doesn't have alot of dialogue. If its Tim Daly you want, well, his character is a total bore. Overall, the reveal at the end is a let down. The film is only 77 minutes long, but I still felt I've been cheated precious moments of my life.

Required Viewing For All Hayden Fans
C. Chow | Leesburg VA | 04/18/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Anything with an alluring pose by Hayden Panettiere (is there any other kind of pose she knows?) is worth 90 minutes of your worthless time.

`The Good Student' delivers what it promises, a modern day `Lolita' with little Hayden in skimpy outfits.

`The Good Student' is a dark comedy making fun of modern society in the tradition of `Welcome To the Dollhouse' featuring dysfunctional families, cops, and small towns, all set to a Danny Elfman style score.

Tim Daly (`Superman' animated series) stars as our modern day and likeable Humbert Humbert. He's far too smart and normal to be working as a school teacher in this one horse town. It's implied he is in hiding as he hides hundreds of thousands of dollars in his trailer home floor boards. He also ignores his blonde next door neighbor whom practically throws herself at him on a daily basis for 6 years.

Humbert's only form of excitement is drooling over his student Hayden. But how far will he go?

Unfortunately 30 minutes in Hayden departs from the film by being kidnapped. (Presumably by the school's janitor.) Now the cops and the whole school are looking a whole lot closer at Humbert's inappropriate behavior around Hayden. Every aspect of his life is on trial.

`The Good Student' is a dark comedy short on actual laughs but involving characters we actual like and care about. We are also treated to a healthy dose of fan service via up close shots of Hayden in mini skirts.

This is a must see for all die hard (or just hard) Hayden fans.
How does this rate 5 stars?
Annette Neeley | Ogden, UT | 04/18/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This had good potential but it just fell flat. At one point you're watching her pour juice like it is some big to-do. Tim Daly is just weird and creepy. Hayden doesn't make much of an appearance throughout and you never understand why the fascination. Terrible."