I like a good character study and a slow development. But the movie still needs to have something else going for it. Sadly, this movie didn't have much else. Slightly interesting characters with a mostly interesting plot isn't quite enough to carry a movie. I think they sprinkled in some nudity to spice up the movie, but it needed a lot more help.
The Kindergarten Teacher is a character study about a woman disappointed with her own life that becomes obsessed with a poetic prodigy. She's married with kids, but her life is surrounded by mediocrity. She recognizes the genius that no one else appreciates, so she wants to create an environment for him that fosters his growth into a great poet. Eventually, she starts crossing too many lines as she tries to save this child from the world.
I didn't hate the movie. It was just rather dull. The acting was great, actually, but the story itself just wasn't interesting enough to need to be told, I guess. Perhaps there was a better way to tell the story, I don't know, but this telling was rather dull. The last 30 minutes were the best part, but you could probably skip the first 45 minutes of the movie and not miss much. It's not a terrible movie, but really, you could even skip the whole thing.