Leanne is salutatorian when she needs to be valedictorian to get her scholarship to Harvard. The only class she is worse than the leader in is history, taught by Mrs. Tingle, and the teacher hates her. When an attempt to get ahead in Mrs. Tingle's class goes awry, mayhem ensues and friendships, loyalties and trust are tested by the teacher's intricate mind-games.
Movie Teaching Mrs. Tingle
Rated PG-13 for thematic content, violence, sexuality, language and some teen drinking.
Sex & Nudity
Sex & Nudity Reason
A character is said to be a virgin. We hear a joke about a man having a sex change to become a lesbian. References are made to sexual spanking, and to sexually compromising photos.
A teacher describes Napoleon and Josephine as a gang-banging a$$hole and a slut-bag whore leaving her panties all over town.
A drunk and blindfolded man starts kissing another man. (He thinks he's kissing his girlfriend).
A man and a woman lay in bed together. They don't have sex, but they are positioned in a sexually suggestive manner (his head is resting against her breasts). He is fully clothed, her top is open to reveal her bra and cleavage.
Two teenagers start kissing passionately, and they remove their clothes, but no nudity is shown, only cleavage and his chest for a second or so. They wake up together the next day, nude, but a blanket covers any nudity. That they had sex is confirmed by dialog later.
Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
There is some violence in the film, but it's not intense or graphic.
A woman slaps a man in the face twice.
A woman hits her head against a wall and passes out. She remains unconscious for a while. We see a small amount of blood on her head where she was grazed by a projectile.
A woman starts attacking a girl, but this action is mild and is immediately stopped by a third person who stands up for the girl.
A woman attacks a man (we don't actually see it because it happens behind a closed door, but it's clear to viewers that this is what happens)
A woman and a teenage girl fight. The woman chokes the girl, and the girl ends up with a bloody nose.
Crossbows are used to threaten people several times. One character is nearly hit by accident. A couple of actual attacks occur. One character is grazed by a bolt. Another appears to be hit and unconscious.
As presented on VUDU in Sep. 2019, the captioning has been partly cleaned up relative to the audible dialog: "F*ck you" becomes "forget you", "kissing ass" becomes "brown-nosing", 2 out of 3 occurrences of "bitch" become "witch", "Holy shit" becomes "Oh, my god", 1 out of 3 occurrences of "shit" becomes "oops", and "asshole" becomes "weasel". Single instances of "hell", "dammit", "oh, god", and "bullshit" are captioned as spoken.
Profanity is recurring but not pervasive, only occasionally in a hostile or threatening way.
Just about every swear word is used (asshole, bitch, damn, skank, etc.)
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
A woman is shown with a cigarette in her hand, but we never see her actually smoke it.
Some of the characters drink beer and wine, including one high-school student. The drinking is usually casual, but one of the characters is plied with alcohol until he passes out drunk.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
Two of the main characters end up fighting each other towards the end of the movie. A little blood is visible. One character falls down stairs and is unconscious for a while. On two occasions is appears that a crossbow bolt may have killed characters.