Screener Squad: Bad Education

Bad Education Movie Review


One of the biggest school embezzlement scandals in American history is dramatized in HBO’s new movie Bad Education. Based on a New York magazine article, the story follows the Roslyn High School scandal as superintendent Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) discovers that his assistant superintendent Pamela Gluckin (Alison Janney) has been embezzling money from the school’s budget for her own expenses. Frank hopes to sweeps this under the rug to preserve the school’s reputation, but as journalists begin investigating the truth, it becomes clear that Frank may be more complicit than he claims. Paloma, Brad, and Davey have come together to render a verdict on whether this movie does justice to the real-life scandal or if it’s guilty of stretching the truth too much.


DIRECTED BY: Cory Finley

STARRING: Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Ray Romano, Geraldine Viswanathan, Alex Wolff, Kayli Carter, Rafael Casal, Stephen Spinella, Annaleigh Ashford, Hari Dhillon, Jimmy Tatro, Pat Healy, Jeremy Shamos, Katherine Narducci, Welker White, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Calvin Coakley, Peter Appel, Ray Abruzzo, Catherine Curtin, Victor Verhaeghe, Larry Romano

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