Bad Education (2004)

NC-17   |    |  Crime, Drama


Bad Education (2004) Poster

An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.


7.4/10
55,080

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


24 October 2004 | michelerealini
Very dark
It is a very good film, although not as absolutely great as "Todo sobre my madre" and "Hable con ella"... Maybe because "Mala education" is sadder and darker than the previous Almodòvar films, the theme (the child abuse during college years) is disturbing and depressing, of course.

Almodòvar chooses this time a "noir" story. Enrique, a young movie director, looks for ideas for his next film. By chance he meets Ignacio, an old fellow of the college and his first love. Ignacio gives him a tale written by him, about the sexual abuses on him made by a priest during his childhood, in the college. This will be the inspiration for Enrique's movie, but the director will discover another dramatic truth...

In this film the gay element -which exists in all the Almodòvar's movies- comes back, stronger than in his last films. But above all there's the child rape problem, this is one of the most delicate themes the Spanish director has ever talked about. And naturally "Mala educacion" is one of his most tragic films. Whereas in the previous movies Almodòvar always let a place for hope, with this film it's not the case. That's why it is a very difficult tale to watch.

Cinematography is excellent, the music as well (with many recalls to the Sixties songs). Actors are also very good. For Gael Garcia Bernal (we saw him recently in "Motorcycle diaries") this is another solid effort. He portrays Ignacio, he enters the Almodòvar world with all the ambiguity required.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$147,370 21 November 2004

Gross USA:

$5,284,284

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,423,279

Contribute to this page

Halloween Picks for All Tastes on Prime Video

Prime Video has your Halloween picks covered, including a groundbreaking zombie film, an adventure to discover alien life, and a whodunit that will keep you guessing till the end.

Get some streaming picks

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com