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Bad Education(La mala educación)

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Spain

2004

Rated NC-17 • 1h 46m

Director Pedro Almodóvar

Starring Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lluís Homar

Genre Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Mystery

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Enrique, now a successful filmmaker, must confront uncomfortable memories when he receives a script from Ignacio, the first boy he loved while attending Catholic boarding school. As Enrique grapples with the resurgence of emotions felt by a self he shedded years ago, he discovers that Ignacio made grave sacrifices for him decades earlier.

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The New Yorker by David Denby

Complex and devious beyond easy recounting, Bad Education is about the fallout from the ending of a "pure" love between boys, consecrated in an Almodóvaran temple--a movie theatre.
70

New York Magazine (Vulture) by Ken Tucker

May be at once too gimmicky and too sincere. But it still exerts an uncanny power: Like the best of Almodóvar’s work, it throws you a first-love sucker punch that will stagger your heart, mind, and soul.
60

Village Voice by Michael Atkinson

There's something dull and evasive at the film's center--for one thing, contrary to its festival buzz, Bad Education tiptoes around the issue of priesthood pedophilia; lovelorn gazes are as desperate as it gets.
80

The A.V. Club by Scott Tobias

In accounting for Almodóvar's identity as an artist and a man, Bad Education comes together like a bold and far-reaching summation of his career to date.

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