• Released
  • August 24, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 25 min
  • Comedy
  • 1 Fan Rating
Synopsis: A tennis player must take summer school to graduate before his parents find out.

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The A.V. Club

The film owes a lot to "Napoleon Dynamite," though it could have borrowed more of the underlying sweetness of Jared Hess' film, and less of...
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30

Arizona Republic

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General Education is kind of like a science-fair project slapped together at the last minute -- a sad, withered potato pierced with copper...
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30

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Among the problems with the humorless comedy General Education is that the lead character's sister is more interesting than he is, and she...
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Wavers between extreme silliness and unbearable earnestness.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
As generic and forgettable as its title, this half-hearted attempt at a teen comedy feels like a term paper you might buy online: poorly...
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12

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Too derivative to be amusing and too earnest to be parodic, it assumes the form of countless other teen comedies minus any wit or drama.
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Rated PG-13 | For sex references and a drug-related gesture