‘Bad Education’ Movie Review

‘Bad Education’ is an HBO movie release about a superintendent (Hugh Jackman) who is a big part of why his school district is in the top 5 in the nation. Kids love him. Parents love him. But the problem is, he is part of the biggest public school embezzlement scandal in history.

I’m a simple gal. I see Hugh Jackman, I watch. I had seen a few people talking about this movie, and while crime-dramas aren’t usually my thing (although ‘Ozark’ is making me eat my words), I saw the cast and the buzz it was getting and decided to give it a try. First of all, the acting in the movie is amazing. Hugh Jackman really is the main draw, and he is amazing, but the rest of the cast is great as well. Especially Allison Janney as the superintendent’s assistant, and fellow embezzler. She is just so good at playing the unlikable, yet still likable hard-ass.

The story itself in this film is extremely interesting and almost unbelievable, but I thought some of the pacing in the film was kind of all over the place. It kind of starts off with a bang, and then towards the end it really coasts as the scandal is getting unraveled. I actually had to stop myself from hitting the “skip” button a few times.

If you have an HBO subscription, I would totally check this out. Hugh Jackman has some wicked charm, and it brings back to memory something that seems like it has been totally forgotten about.

7.5/10

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