Bad Education movie is a 2020 American comedy-drama film that tells a story of The beloved superintendent of New York’s Roslyn school district and his staff, friends and relatives become the prime suspects in the unfolding of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in American history.
Bad Education Movie Cast
|Hugh Jackman as Dr. Frank A. Tassone||Geraldine Viswanathan as Rachel Bhargava|
|Allison Janney as Pamela Gluckin||Alex Wolff as Nick Fleischman|
|Annaleigh Ashford as Debra Rigano||Rafael Casal as Kyle Contreras|
|Ray Romano as Bob Spicer||Kayli Carter as Amber McCarden|
Bad Education Movie Review
Bad Education film was directed by Cory Finley and stars Hugh Jackman ray Romano and Allison Janey. And it’s a true story of a beloved superintendent of new York’s Roslyn school district.
His friends and relatives and staff become the prime suspects in the unfolding of the single largest public school in Basil mint scandal in American history. This film premiered on HBO this Saturday and I got a chance to watch it because I still have my leftover HBO go account from my game of thrones binging that ended so wonderfully by the way.
And having enjoyed Cory Finley’s last film thoroughbreds. I was excited to watch this movie and I think this is a major step up from even that film. Bad Education movie is a brilliant movie, with extremely excellent writing from Mike Makowsky, who actually was a student at the high school that this movie depicts.
So he has a first-hand account of some of these events and understands the fallout. Hugh Jackman as Frank test tone plays a superintendent that everyone loves. Everybody is inspired by this person. He remembers all of the students’ names very easily.
He knows what all of the kids want to do. He will make time for anyone. He will sit down with any student and make sure that they feel like they are loved and that they feel like they’re protected. He even runs into older students he hasn’t seen in years and remembers exactly what they wanted to do with their life.
By all accounts, he’s excellent at his job. He is perfect at his job except for one very specific and very unlegal thing. And when a young student who works for the school’s paper starts to investigate where the school’s funds are going.
She starts to uncover some very concerning things. I found this movie absolutely riveting. Hugh Jackman is an incredible actor. I’ve loved him in many movies. Prisoners being one of the first times where I truly didn’t see Hugh Jackman.
He just became another person on the screen. He’s such a gifted actor and bad education might just be competition for his best work. There’s one particular scene in this movie, that is so so striking of performance.
There’s a scene in this film where he just rocks every minute that he has on-screen and it is so enthralling to watch. This actor deserves a lot of praise for this performance. I could easily see this being nominated for Best Actor next year. Especially since right now there’s really not a lot of competition for that. Unless you count Jim Carey but not to be overlooked as Allison Janey who again is just phenomenal.
These two performers are operating on another level. They just disappear. You don’t see him. There is so so good in this film and it’s a story that is is very relevant. Especially with the recent college admissions scandal that happened.
This story takes place in 2002 and it’s one of those stories that you would really have a hard time believing unless it was true. When people are so loved and so liked by their town and by the residents there and every kid at the school love these teachers and the administrative people, it’s really easy for them just go well you know that’s a little weird but I’m just going to overlook it because of this guy just to some nice to my kids.
And that’s where this reporter comes and which apparently is a slightly invented character a sort of amalgamation of various different people. It is true that the school paper originally started to look into the things that other papers picked up on in the story really broke, but that’s a bit of an invention of a character.
But I can see why because it adds a lot of suspense and tension to the movie as she’s investigating these things and also assist the audience because we’re able to kind of sift through these things through her eyes and it helps us as viewers make sense of everything.
Ray Romano is also great in this movie. I’m so glad that he’s like apparently back. After a welcome to move support, I was like are we never going to see ray Romano again. But after the Irishman in this. I mean he’s really delivering a lot of good performances right now.
As for issues the first 20 minutes of the movie can feel a bit like where is this going. There are times where you’re not entirely sure what the film is about. You’re used to getting that big opening scene or that moment in the first 10 to 15 minutes that jump-starts the story.
But in this case, there’s a lot of setting up you have to understand what all of these characters are doing for the community to feel the weight and the impact of the betrayal that happens later in the movie.
As soon as is that sort of jump-starts the movie gets really interesting and I was invested immediately, in fact, I watch this movie before bed last night and I was like I will watch like half of it and then I’ll go to bed and I will watch the rest tomorrow.
About 30 to 40 minutes into the movie, I was like god damn. I’m gonna be up too late because I was just totally hooked and the other thing is that at one point of the movie they’re sort of like an imaginative dream sequence that a character in visions and it felt so against the grain of what the rest of the movie was like.
The entire film feels very realistic and grounded and there’s sort of like this imagined fantasy and I the sort of detached all of a sudden. Besides that I think this is some of the best acting, maybe the best acting if you Jackman’s career.
Allison Janney’s incredible in the movie. The writing is really good and so is the directing. I’m gonna give Bad Education movie an A-minus.
Like I said it’s on HBO right now. If you have access to HBO I would highly suggest watching it. It’s definitely one of the better films I’ve seen so far this year. Guys, I thank you so much as always for reading my Bad Education movie review. See you next time.