General Education


Year: 2012
Country: USA
Run Time: 85 minutes

GENERAL EDUCATION is a hilarious comedy that recalls the tales of Van Wilder and Parker Lewis. With graduation coming up, a tennis scholarship to a local college in hand, and a planned trip to Mexico with his best friends, Levi Collins has a Ferris Bueller-like handle on his life. But the world of livin' easy comes to a crashing halt when Levi learns he has failed Science and must take a summer class in order to graduate. Failing high school would really put a damper on whether he should follow his in dad's footsteps and play tennis or go to Arizona State where there are girls. Levi gets a little help from his friends as he maneuvers the rigors of class, college, and Chad, his nemesis. It's nice to know that when your father (Larry Miller) is trying to run your life, your mother (Janeane Garofalo) is a lush, and your future lays in the balance, there's always a way-out-of-your-league pretty girl crushing on you who you can impress with your science project. When crunch time comes, Levi must choose between making his father happy or making his own life decisions. And when Levi takes control, piñatas blow up. Levi Collins can't lose.–T.W.

Tom Morris

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Tom Morris grew up outside Youngstown, OH and attended the Brooks Institute for film production in Los Angeles. He's been shooting short films ever since.

Select Filmography

Print Source

Pelican House Productions
Elliot Feld


Become A CIFF Member >

Become A CIFF Member

We have five different levels of membership to choose from, so find the one that best fits your film appetite!

38th CIFF Award Winners >

38th CIFF Award Winners

Look through the complete list of award winners from the 38th CIFF!

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • foursquare
  • iphone
  • android