6.1/10
2,451
30 user 22 critic

Tenure (2008)

Trailer
2:02 | Trailer
A college professor competes for tenure with a hot-shot female colleague.

Director:

Mike Million

Writer:

Mike Million
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

You Kill Me (2007)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hitman befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.

Director: John Dahl
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Luke Wilson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Henry Poole moves in to a house in his old neighborhood, to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a "miracle" by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life.

Director: Mark Pellington
Stars: Luke Wilson, Radha Mitchell, George Lopez
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Coming & Going is an irreverent romantic comedy that poses the question: How far would you go to capture the heart of the one you love? Lee (Rhys Darby) is a young, skilled OBGYN who lacks ... See full summary »

Director: Edoardo Ponti
Stars: Rhys Darby, Sasha Alexander, Fionnula Flanagan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1963, during the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a lonely 13-year-old Catholic school boy comes of age.

Director: William Olsson
Stars: Gretchen Mol, James Rebhorn, Cameron Bright
Amanda McKay (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Autism isn't Amanda McKay's biggest problem - it's her own father.

Director: Mark Haber
Stars: Farrah Mackenzie, Andy Mackenzie, Sasha Alexander
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Harrison Williams
Stars: Seann William Scott, Gretchen Mol, Deirdre O'Connell
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A young professional woman (Simpson) unwittingly becomes the pawn of two business executives in their bid to oust the head of a mega-conglomerate.

Director: Scott Marshall
Stars: Jessica Simpson, Luke Wilson, Rachael Leigh Cook
Rob the Mob (2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Queens couple who specialize in robbing mafia social clubs stumble upon a score bigger than they could ever imagine, becoming targets of both the mob and the FBI in the process.

Director: Raymond De Felitta
Stars: Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Andy Garcia
Attraction (2000)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A writer/radio advice show host fails to heed his own advice as he stalks his ex-girlfriend and then becomes involved with an actress friend of hers.

Director: Russell DeGrazier
Stars: Samantha Mathis, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Settle
The Week (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

THE WEEK is the story of Dick Romans - a washed up TV host whose wife leaves him the day before their week-long ten year anniversary celebration in wine country. Dick finds himself alone ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Gunn, John W. Mann
Stars: Rick Gomez, Joelle Carter, Richard Speight Jr.
The Dead One (2007)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A young man is killed and resurrected by the Aztec God of Death as his slave.

Director: Brian Cox
Stars: Wilmer Valderrama, Angie Cepeda, Joel David Moore
Sequestrada (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Belo Monte dam displaces an indigenous girl, she must rely on a white man to save her people - although he is the key to their destruction.

Directors: Sabrina McCormick, Soopum Sohn
Stars: Sam Lilja, Gretchen Mol, Tim Blake Nelson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Charlie Thurber
Gretchen Mol ... Elaine Grasso
David Koechner ... Jay Hadley
Sasha Alexander ... Margaret
Bob Gunton ... William Thurber
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Beth
Michael Cudlitz ... Tim
William Bogert ... Dean Leakey
Andrew Daly ... Warren
Ellen Tobie Ellen Tobie ... Professor Hannah Slocumb
Zach Selwyn ... Buck
Hilary Pingle ... Robin
Nathan Pham Nathan Pham ... Stan
Van Hughes ... Ben
Lily Holleman ... Blair
Edit

Storyline

At a Pennsylvania college, Charlie Thurber is a good teacher without publications. His tenure review is in three months, and he's trying to get an article in print. Out of the blue, the dean announces that a new assistant professor will join them, a scholarly young woman from Yale. Charlie now faces competition. His best friend Jay, an anthropologist looking for Sasquatch, urges Charlie to declare war on the new colleague. He gives in to his better judgment and goes along. Meanwhile, his father hates the local assisted living facility where he lives, Charlie tries to connect with a woman he sees on television, and one of his students makes a pass. Is tenure in the works? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Daskalos tis plakas See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Charlie (Luke Wilson) plays the word "chug" during the game of Scrabble, you can see that one of the words spelled on the board is "yeti". See more »

Connections

Features In Search of... (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Cocktail Town
Written by Giorgio Rosciglione, Cinzia Gizzi, and Gege Munari
Published by Flipper srl. Edizioni Musicali/Henning Music
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great comedy with some serious stuff inside
21 December 2010 | by elivbg1See all my reviews

I was actually pleasantly surprised. For some reason, I find many comedies produced lately virtually painful to watch. I was wondering if this movie would be the same... I found it to be completely refreshing; great cast, quirky characters. May be not so over-the-top impressive characters but the main characters were very likable. Luke Wilson seems like a decent actor, in this movie I felt that I was seeing a person, so I felt more connected to his role than some of his other roles. I loved the "Bigfoot" characters. And I liked the ending, too-- good but not too good to be true. I also like to comment on the theme, getting tenure. I am a university assistant professor and the process is all that and more. It is a nerve-racking process. I will stop here because there is too much detail that goes into this, which would be of no interest to the general reader. The movie did do a decent job of showing some aspects of the system yet with a great sense of humor.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed