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Christina Ricci is 2014's Inspiring Teacher in 'Around the Block' Trailer

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July 9, 2014
Source: Cinedigm

Around the Block

For whatever reason, every two or three years there's another movie made about a teacher entering a rundown school with lost students who just need to be inspired in order to unlock their full potential and over come the bad hand life has dealt them. And this is the year we get another one with Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan) starring in Around the Block as an American teacher moving to a troubled inner-city school in Sydney, Australia. If you've ever seen any of these movies, then you know what to expect, but the kids have Australian accents this time, so that's different. Maybe Ricci will make this interesting? Watch?

Here's the first trailer for Sarah Spillane's Around the Block from Cinedigm:

Around the Block is written and directed by Australian filmmaker Sarah Spillane, inspired by the filmmaker's personal experiences, and marking her feature directorial debut. Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan, Bel Ami, Speed Racer) stars in the film as an American teacher who takes a troubled inner-city youth under her wing as they all find themselves struggling in the gritty streets of Redfern, an inner suburb of Sydney that's home to the "block" of the film's title. The film debuted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and won an Australian Directors Guild Award with Cinedigm releasing the film sometime in 2014.

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  • Armitall
    There is something missing, I can't quite put my finger on it but it goes something like this and carries a bit of a tune: As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I take a look at my life...
  • Nash
    Nonsensical lesbian subplot to avoid teacher-student romance alert!
    • http://www.moviebearspodcast.com Movie Bear
      So, assuming that there is the possibility of a lesbian relationship subplot hinted at in the trailer, what in your opinion makes it 'nonsensical'?
      • Nash
        The lesbian subplot conveniently avoids that the young female teacher becomes romantically involved with one of the bad boy students she appears to uplift from ghetto to Hamlet.
  • Stephen Ritchie
    Yes we have had many of these types of films before, but come on why complain when your always looking forward to the same next to nothing ole superhero retread film or the same loud and annoying type comedy that comes out every year, kind of seems unfair when you look at it that way to judge a film just based on it's topic. This movie looks truly cinematic in it's visuals and dialogue, it look amazing.
  • DAVIDPD
    Been spending most my living in a gangster's paradise. We sell quilts at discount price, living in a gangster's paradise.
  • JBrotsis
    I watched this only to see what Ricci looks like as I feel like I haven't seen her since Casper. And besides the big forehead, she looks rather different. Still attractive though, IMO.

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