A Dangerous Education
With her husband wrapped up in his work and their daughter going through a stroppy phase Stephanie (Louise Lombard) is starting to feel unloved and unwanted. So when new kid in her class James (Alex Esola) starts to pay her attention she breaks rule number one by briefly getting involved with him. But Stephanie finds herself with a lot more on her hands than she expected when she discovers that James is stalking her and her family whilst becoming obsessive and possessive around her. It forces her to take matters in to her own hands and teach him a lesson before things get too out of hand.
Louise Lombard as Stephanie looks hot when she runs, she looks hot when she swims and also looks hot in sexy lingerie or when standing on the beach with the sun glistening in her blonde hair. I could go on because Louise Lombard's looks are one of the more memorable aspects of "Dangerous Lessons", a made for TV movie which drags out the obsessed student storyline and does little with it. Oh it does serve up the character of Richard Berg, a teacher from England who sounds like he has come out of Downton Abbey he is that over the top but less said about that character the better.
The thing is that once you get passed the forced nature of the characters, and each and every one of them is forced, there is nothing else going on here that you won't have come across before. We have the teacher who feels unloved, the creepy new kid who has a strange manipulating side to him but also the psycho, short fused side. We get some evil goings on such as a snake left in another teacher's filing cabinet, someone following Stephanie in a car and so on but it never really comes together and instead feels little more than a movie which works through some cliches but never does a decent job of fleshing them out.
What this all boils down to is that "Dangerous Lessons" is simply a movie which goes through the obsessed student cliches but fails to stitch them together into a compelling thriller. That causes it to end up a movie more reliant on Louise Lombard and how she looks than on the actual drama and danger of an obsessed student.