A Teacher's Obsession (2015)   2/52/52/52/52/5


Boti Bliss in A Teacher's Obsession (2015)

A Less Than Perfect Teacher

As the daughter of a wealthy politician, Bridgette (Mia Rose Frampton) has led a privileged life, having things her way and always the focus of everyone else's attention. But at the prestigious school she attends she has a problem as she is flunking several classes and not only is she put on academic probation but she is also suspended from the Lacrosse team whilst her mother bans her from seeing her boyfriend, Bobby (Dillon James). But it seems that Bridgette has the unlikeliest of allies in a new teacher, Jane (Boti Bliss - The Perfect Teacher), who immediately becomes obsessed with the struggling student and seems to be going out of her way to become Bridgette's best friend, falsifying tests, upping her grades and even getting her contraceptives.

How do you play psychotic and unhinged? Do you go for wild eyes, or maybe normal but with an air of awkwardness or how about you play it as an emotionless cyborg. That for me is how Boti Bliss has decided, or been told, to play the role of Jane, the creepy teacher in "A Teacher's Obsession" and to put it simply it is weird. Initially it is weird in a bad way but that bad way becomes entertaining for being bad and borderline freaky which in truth is what keeps you watching. Whether this decision to go almost robot like was intentional I am not sure but it is so over the top that it is actually entertaining as you begin to hope "A Teacher's Obsession" will get even freakier.

The thing is that once you get past the robotic and disturbed nature of Jane there isn't a lot else left to "A Teacher's Obsession". Yes you have the question of why Jane is acting unhinged and why she decided to befriend Bridgette but in truth that isn't that interesting. The knock on effect of this is that you stop caring as to how "A Teacher's Obsession" will end, you don't care about Bridgette or her mum and in truth you only care for how over the top the movie will get.

What this all boils down to is that "A Teacher's Obsession" ends up a miss, a below acceptable grade movie for me as it ends up all about an over the top performance of Boti Bliss and sadly nothing else in the movie ends up being entertaining or interesting.


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