The Dangerous Expectations of “The Kindergarten Teacher”


Em Carpenter

Em was one of those argumentative children who was sarcastically encouraged to become a lawyer, so she did. She is a proud life-long West Virginian, and, paradoxically, a liberal. In addition to writing about society, politics and culture, she enjoys cooking, podcasts, reading, and pretending to be a runner. She will correct your grammar. You can find her on Twitter.

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7 Responses

  1. Thanks for writing this review. I tried to watch the movie a few weeks ago and just couldn’t get through it, in part because it was kind of painful to watch.Report

  2. Avatar atomickristin says:

    Beautiful piece. Thanks for writing it.Report

  3. Avatar DensityDuck says:

    Maybe the too-adult poems are part of an unreliable narrator story; like, the poems weren’t that good in reality, but we’re meant to be in Lisa’s head.Report

  4. Avatar Aaron David says:

    This is a great review Em.

    I am often accused by the wife of choosing what she calls “Aaron Movies”; movies that will be sure to depress you. I think I will add this to the list!Report