You need to see this movie. I’m not kidding. Watch the preview here:

(Note: If for any reason the embedded video doesn’t work, here’s a link to the trailer on a separate page.)

I had seen the preview for this little indie movie a while back, produced by Morgan Spurlock (of Super Size Me and the highly unappreciated, highly unknown TV show 30 Days) and it looked interesting enough, plus I’m a college-educated twentysomething, so I’m basically required to like documentaries. My roommate is a first year high school math teacher, and a handful of other close friends of mine are in their first year teaching as well, so I thought, “Hmm, here’s an interesting view into their world.” So I found it at Blockbuster, and brought it home.

Here’s the surprise, though: it’s not a documentary. It’s a mockumentary, much like The Office, or any of the Christopher Guest movies (Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, Waiting For Guffman, etc.). And once you see the movie, you’ll realize why that’s so surprising: because the people in it seem SO real. This goes beyond the “Oh, I know a guy who’s just like Michael Scott.” These people actually seem like they’re not acting, partially because they’re not actors. If you check out the movie’s IMDB.com page, you’ll see that none of the actors involved have ever been in anything else. They’re just a bunch of teachers and their friends who got together who just so happen to be incredibly talented and hysterical improvisers. Honestly, I can’t remember when I’ve ever laughed this hard. Do yourself a favor, and rent it. Or at the very least visit the movie’s official website.

Oh, and on another topic, you should probably click here too, if you haven’t already.


1 Response to “Chalk.”

  1. April 16, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Morgan Spurlock never ceases to impress me… i just saw Super Size Me, which as amazingly insightful, and now this? well done indeed

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