First Look With Neha – “Bad Education” Is A Must Watch
Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the…
Wolverine from “X-Men,” C.J. from ‘The West Wing,’ and Ray from “Everybody Loves Raymond” – do I have your attention yet? What happens when you put together all of the above in one frame, coupled with the largest embezzlement scandal in the history of the American public school system? You get nothing short of a masterpiece. “Bad Education” is that masterpiece – it is a must-watch.
“Bad Education” is based on the New York Magazine article ‘The Bad Superintendent’ which is about the true story of the $11 million Roslyn School District scandal. Along with a fascinating storyline which – let’s be honest – is enough to make us watch the movie, Cory Finley’s direction was the icing on the cake. Within the first two minutes, I knew I was in for two hours of pure entertainment and great cinema.
Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman, Academy Award winner Allison Janney, Emmy Award winner Ray Romano and the talented Geraldine Viswanathan all star in this drama which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2019 and was thereafter acquired by HBO films.
Frank Tassone (Jackman), the respected superintendent of one of the best American school districts in the early 2000s, along with his business administrator Pamela “Pam” Gluckin (Janney) misused their positions and broke the trust of their staff as well as the district’s teachers, students and parents by stealing taxpayer money. Ironically, it was Frank and Pam who practically handed over the ‘key’ to unlock all their wrongdoings, to a student writing for her high school newspaper. Little did they know that this high school junior, Rachel Bhargava (Viswanathan) would be the reason for their downfall.
Jackman and Janney steal the well-deserved spotlight with their flawless acting. It wouldn’t be a push to say that this movie may very well get an Emmy nomination. A perfect combination of legendary acting, masterful direction, and a scandalous plot, “Bad Education” is the movie of 2020 that you do not want to miss.
Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the world goes by, Pallavi is optimistic to a fault and believes in building her world on her own rather than depending on others to make things right.