Bad Education

2004 NC-17 1h 46m DVD

Bad Education

2004 NC-17 1h 46m DVD
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When film director Enrique is visited by his childhood friend and lover, Ignacio, Ignacio gives Enrique a short story he's written that's a factual account of the molestation he sustained at the hands of their Catholic school teacher.
Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lluís Homar, Francisco Maestre, Francisco Boira, Juan Fernández, Nacho Perez, Raul Garcia Forneiro, Javier Cámara, Petra Martinez
Pedro Almodóvar
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
NC-17 - No One 17 and Under Admitted. Clearly adult. Children are not admitted.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is a dark and tawdry film. Main characters are junkies, pedophiles, and murderers. The film deals with molestation within the Catholic Church, and all in all presents the church in a negative light. Parents should also be note that the film centers around the life of a molested boy turned junkie transsexual. It includes scenes of graphic gay sex and vulgar language. It's not appropriate for anyone under 17. (Note: This film is in Spanish with English subtitles.)

Sexual Content

Faux nudity through the design of a drag queen's beaded dress, partial male nudity, relatively graphic gay sex, suggestions of child molestation.


Murderous neck breaking.


Sexually vulgar language.

Social Behavior

This movie is filled with bad people. Main characters abuse drugs and each other. Characters with whom we are supposed to identify lie, murder, and blackmail. As few really end up being happy, the film does not seem to highly promote this type of behavior. No one really benefits from bad behavior.


Not applicable.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink until incapacitated and snort and shoot illegal drugs (but suffer the consequences). A main character overdoses on heroin.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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