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Bad Education

7 Ratings: 4.0
Art House & International and Drama movie

Writer/director Pedro Almodóvar's dark, sexy Hitchcock homage is his best work since his Oscar-winningAll About My Mother, and deepened by a sun-dappled sadness. Handsome, enigmatic Ángel (Gael García Bernal) arrives at the Spanish … see full wiki

Director: Pedro Almodsvar
MPAA Rating: NC-17
4 reviews about Bad Education
review by . June 16, 2011
Paradoxically, this is one of Almodóvar's most inventive and attractive films, despite being perhaps his least profound. Throughout most of the story, both presented fact and contrived fiction (the latter being a screenplay written by Bernal's character) are neatly, almost seamlessly intertwined, presenting two interrelated stories that never seem incongruous in relation to one another, though the latter is hardly an honest reflection of much stranger truths.      …
review by . January 22, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Ignacio and Enrique have a boyish crush on each other and their feelings are discovered by the priest at their boarding school. Enrique is expelled and the boys don't see each other until almost twenty years pass. Ignacio (Gael García Bernal), who is a struggling actor in a fourth-rate troupe, brings a manuscript to Enrique (Fele Martínez).Enrique is a movie director in Madrid who is looking for his next project. The manuscript tells the story of the boys' friendship in school and what happened …
review by . March 10, 2006
This is a difficult film to write about. For one thing, to describe the plot would be to give away the twists and thus spoil its surprises; but for another, it's impossible to take a great work of art and put it into words.     Gael Garcia Bernal (whom I've loved since "Y Tu Mama Tambien") in drag that piqued my interest in seeing "Bad Education." The other Almodovar movie I'd seen before this was "Live Flesh" and "Talk to Her," which I love. Interestingly, "Bad Education" has …
review by . January 31, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: acting, screenplay, themes, disturbing, funny at times, characters     Cons: can be a bit confusing     The Bottom Line: Almodóvar is a genius. Gael García Bernal is gorgeous and an amazing actor.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Even when Ignacio is simply acting as an altar boy, his relationship with Father Manolo (Daniel Gimenez Gacho) is creepy. The young boy undresses the priest, …
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