Michael Cera stars as the titular Pilgrim, who meets Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), the girl of his dreams – Cera’s Pilgrim is a 22-year-old slacker who lives with and sleeps in the same bed of his gay roommate Wallace Wells (Kieran Culkin), and is the bassist in a band with singer/songwriter/guitarist Stephen Stills (Mark Webber), drummer Kim Pine (Alison Pill), and fill-in bassist /roadie “Young” Neil (Johnny Simmons).Scott’s been dealing with a nasty break-up for over a year and is dating Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) to get out of his dating funk – she’s a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl who’s totally in love with him (his feelings for her are mostly patronizing: he’s being worshipped and likes it). Satya’s father was born in Mumbai, India, to a Parsi-Zoroastrian family.
He’s humorous enough and played a similar role on the short-lived NBC sitcom “Mr.
Thankfully, there is more to “Teachers” than its lack of color and once you move beyond this shortcoming, the series has some genuinely hilarious moments.
In the pilot, for instance, Alison Brie (she’s also one of the show’s executive producers) does a guest turn as a former teen bully turned anti-bullying advocate.
With over 1200 pages of material to compress, Wright and co-screenwriter Michael Bacall have shortchanged some of the most popular and haunting figures in the books: neither Kim Pine (Alison Pill), the Moe Tucker-size drummer of Sex Bob-omb, nor Young Neil (Johnny Simmons), get much of a look in; Pilgrim’s gay roommate Wallace Wells (Kieron Culkin) is so scene-stealingly delightful he should have appeared more often.
What’s more damaging though is how little you see of Ramona.
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