Submission is a film based on the novel Blue Angel by Francine Prose. Star cast includes Stanley Tucci, Addison Timlin, Kyra Sedgwick, Janeane Garofalo, and Peter Gallagher.
This looks like to be a very interesting movie and it could be very exciting to see how the film is received given the current environment involving sexual assault. After reading the synopsis I thought it was going to be a much better Fifty Shades kind of movie. Then I watched the trailer and I noticed things got serious. I was not assuming that kind of a twist. Here’s the synopsis:
Ted (Stanley Tucci) is a once-acclaimed author who teaches writing at a small liberal arts college. Though his marriage to Sherrie (Kyra Sedgwick) is comfortable, he finds himself drowning in discontent — stuffy departmental dinners at which he drinks too much, smug colleagues whom he dislikes yet fears he resembles, and an endless stream of untalented students. But when a new pupil, Angela (Addison Timlin), shows promise Ted focuses on nurturing her career, and she appears more than willing to devote the one-on-one time required. Basking in Angela’s youth, talent, and admiration, just as she benefits from Ted’s wisdom, experience, and professional connections, it’s only a matter of time before lines are crossed and it becomes unclear whether Ted is predator or prey and Angela is victim or victimizer.
Submission will be in select theaters in New York City on March 2, 2018, and it will be playing in Los Angeles and other select cities on March 9, 2018.