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      The Lesson

      R Released Jul 7, 2023 1 hr. 43 min. Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for The Lesson: Trailer 1 List
      76% 101 Reviews Tomatometer 70% Fewer than 50 Verified Ratings Audience Score Liam (Daryl McCormack), an aspiring and ambitious young writer, eagerly accepts a tutoring position at the family estate of his idol, renowned author J.M. Sinclair (Academy Award nominee Richard E. Grant). But soon, Liam realizes that he is ensnared in a web of family secrets, resentment, and retribution. Sinclair, his wife Hélène (Academy Award nominee Julie Delpy), and their son Bertie (Stephen McMillan) all guard a dark past, one that threatens Liam's future as well as their own. As the lines between master and protégé blur, class, ambition, and betrayal become a dangerous combination in this taut noir thriller. Read More Read Less

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      Even if it isn't always quite as clever as it seems to think it is, sharp performances from an outrageously talented cast make The Lesson worth learning.

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      Diane F. A real mystery with an unexpected ending. Movie held your attention as the subtle suspense increased until the ending. Interesting characters that kept you focused on what the ultimate ending would be. Enjoyed. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/19/23 Full Review Mr. Hollywood Drags a bit but once it gets going it grabs your attention. Nothing new but as the film says theres no original ideas anyway Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/18/23 Full Review Susan W I found the story engaging. The actors were wonderful. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/15/23 Full Review Donna B Slow, difficult to follow. Warped writer Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/12/23 Full Review mary p Really good flick in this age of blockbuster sci fi or horror movies. Quiet, thoughtful, intriguing movie with fabulous actors in a lovely setting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/12/23 Full Review SLIM Loved the easy pace of the movie. Fleshed out characters and a twist that you never see coming. I'll admit this "slow" film will not be for everyone but if you love film see this one. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lillian Crawford Empire Magazine McCormack, Grant and Delpy waltz with flair in this stylish if unoriginal slow-burn thriller. Best consumed with a large glass of red wine and one’s tongue in one’s cheek. Rated: 3/5 Dec 12, 2023 Full Review Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times The film results in tremendous entertainment. [Full review in Spanish] Oct 5, 2023 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) ... A movie that loves its actors and bounces buoyantly from scene to scene on the thrilling chemistry they provide. Rated: 4/5 Sep 25, 2023 Full Review Ruth Maramis FlixChatter Film Blog Takes a while to get going but this neo-noir grows more engaging once it gets into gear. Daryl McCormack holds his own against veterans Richard E. Grant + Julie Delpy. Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 22, 2023 Full Review Farah Cheded A Good Movie To Watch Not quite a bestseller [...] but definitely not airport fiction either. Dec 2, 2023 Full Review Damon Wise Deadline Hollywood Daily Although the hero of the piece is ostensibly Sommers, played with subtle shades of Tom Ripley by Good Luck to You Leo Grande’s McCormack, the standout, inevitably, is Grant, who’s on fire here as the domineering patriarch. Nov 15, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Liam (Daryl McCormack), an aspiring and ambitious young writer, eagerly accepts a tutoring position at the family estate of his idol, renowned author J.M. Sinclair (Academy Award nominee Richard E. Grant). But soon, Liam realizes that he is ensnared in a web of family secrets, resentment, and retribution. Sinclair, his wife Hélène (Academy Award nominee Julie Delpy), and their son Bertie (Stephen McMillan) all guard a dark past, one that threatens Liam's future as well as their own. As the lines between master and protégé blur, class, ambition, and betrayal become a dangerous combination in this taut noir thriller.
      Director
      Alice Troughton
      Executive Producer
      Andrew Karpen, Kent Sanderson, Martin Heberden, Jens Meurer
      Screenwriter
      Alex MacKeith
      Distributor
      Bleecker Street
      Production Co
      Bleecker Street Media, Egoli Tossell Film, Jeva Films, Poison Chef, Constellation Productions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 7, 2023, Limited
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $284.7K
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