Final Trailer for Cory Finley's Excellent True Story Film 'Bad Education'
"You just put your foot on the gas, real hard, and you accelerate!" HBO has debuted a final 60-sec promo trailer for Cory Finley's film Bad Education, which is premiering on HBO starting this weekend. The film is a fictionalized version of the true story of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in history - about schools on Long Island. You can read more about it in this NY Mag article that this film is based on. Hugh Jackman stars as Dr. Tassone, the superintendent caught up in an embezzling scheme run through his school district. Also starring Allison Janney, Ray Romano, Geraldine Viswanathan, Kathrine Narducci, and Alex Wolff. This played to rave reviews at TIFF, and it is definitely worth a watch. I had a chance to watch it and yes it's superb. Outstanding performances accent a crazy story about vanity & greed.
Here's the final promo trailer (+ poster) for Cory Finley's Bad Education, direct from HBO's YouTube:
Based on a true story, a student reporter starts to trace embezzlement at the Roslyn School District, in Long Island after the assistant superintendent makes a crucial mistake that hints at corruption that spans over a decade. Dr. Frank Tassone, played by Hugh Jackman, serves as the superintendent of the district that he led to be the fourth best in the country. He’s forced to deal with the fallout of this scandal and attempts to protect others— and himself. Bad Education is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Cory Finley, his second feature film after directing Thoroughbreds previously, and a short film. The screenplay is written by Mike Makowsky. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. HBO will release Finley's Bad Education streaming exclusively starting April 25th coming up soon. Planning to watch this?
Not a bad trailer. So, how good is that bad education?
shiboleth on Apr 22, 2020
Yea, I don't know. Not a fan of Jackman, but I liked this director's film Thoroughbreds. I don't know. I had a choice of watching it this Sat. on my cable or the old film with Ben Gazzara title Saint Jack that I remember liking....so I'm going with Saint Jack...lol...takes place in Singapore...Peter Bogdavovich directed it back in 1979. The great German DP Robbie Mueller photographed it. Check it out if you've never seen it, shiboleth...if you can even find it, that is...lol...cheers.
thespiritbo on Apr 22, 2020
You should give this a watch! It's really, really good.
Alex Billington on Apr 23, 2020
Is it? I have heard that, Alex, so with you now urging me to give it a try I might as well as what do I have to lose, right? It's on my cable so I'll give it try and keep an open mind. Thanks for the urging. If I hate it I'll not inform you of that...lol...wish me luck.
thespiritbo on Apr 23, 2020
Yeah, I also don't know what to do with this one (and it's true, H. Jackman doesn't guarantee any real quality). Could be some causal night entertainment when there's nothing bettert. As for the other one, 'Saint Jack' from 1979., I'm not sure if I know about it or even whether I saw it. I looked up for it on the internet and found out that probably is a good one. A good tip, will try to find it and take a look. Thanks ... and cheers back, Bo ...
shiboleth on Apr 23, 2020
Let me know if you do watch Saint Jack and if you liked it or not. I liked it back in '79...am watching it tonight and it'll be interesting to see what I think today compared to what I thought of it 31 years ago.
thespiritbo on Apr 25, 2020
Wish me happy hunting. Which means, I will follow your lead, sir. And afterwards, I'll report back what I found (and whether I succeeded at all).
shiboleth on Apr 26, 2020
Actually it's Robby Mueller and he's Dutch, but he started his career in West Germany with Wim Winders....great DP. Great use of color and that's one of the things I remember about Saint Jack. That and Gazzara's terrific, humorous performance.
thespiritbo on Apr 22, 2020
Jackman still looks huge in this. The movie itself looks like a shoe in for the Golden Globes' awards.
DAVIDPD on Apr 23, 2020
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