Maggie Gyllenhaal Does Some Well-Intentioned Kidnapping in The Kindergarten Teacher Trailer

By

If you see Maggie Gyllenhaal cast in an everyday job, like that of a kindergarten teacher (or, say, a secretary) expect that it’s because she’ll be playing the darkest possible version of that role. In the trailer for her latest film, which was lauded at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and snatched up by Netflix, Gyllenhaal plays an educator named Lisa who becomes troublingly invested in the success of a student demonstrating promise in poetry. Determined not to let his talent languish among the ordinary, she resolves to nurture him, and things go way too far. Vulture gave Gyllenhall the honorific of being one of the “Most Dangerously Obsessive White Ladies” to come out of this year’s Sundance, and critic Emily Yoshida called Teacher “an electrifying, empathetic cringefest,” which sounds 500 percent like a Gyllenhaal film, Maggie or otherwise. It starts streaming October 12.

Watch Now

  1. An Illusionist Reacts to Movies and TV Shows About Illusions
  2. SNL Writers on Their Favorite Oddball Sketches of Season 44
  3. Watch a User Experience Expert React to Sci-fi Operating Systems
  4. The Meanest Jabs in Season One of Succession
  5. The 13 Most Withering Insults on ‘Big Little Lies’
  6. Tom Kenny Explains Various SpongeBob Memes
  7. How Realistic Is Hollywood’s Depiction of Women in Media?
  8. Christina Applegate Explains the Backstory of Jen’s Mastectomy on Dead to Me
  9. How Timothy Simons Handles All the Insults on Veep
  10. Sutton Foster Gushes Over Younger Director Miriam Shor
  11. The Team Behind I Am the Night on Why It’s So Universally Resonant
  12. The Cast of Miracle Workers Plays a Round of Catch Phrase
  13. DeWanda Wise on Preparing for Her Role in She’s Gotta Have It
  14. The Women of One Day at a Time Ship Penelope and Schneider’s Relationship
  15. Here’s What Went Into Filming Camping Episode of Project Runway
  16. Linda Cardellini Is Good at Keeping Secrets
  17. Natasha Rothwell Channels Her Inner Nancy Meyers
  18. Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine on Why Pen15 Is So Relatable
  19. Niecy Nash Critiques Iconic Nails
  20. Eric McCormack on What Society Expects From Sitcoms
Kindergarten Teacher Trailer: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kidnapper