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The Bad Education Movie

D: Elliot Hegarty / 90m

Cast: Jack Whitehall, Harry Enfield, Sarah Solemani, Mathew Horne, Iain Glen, Ethan Lawrence, Charlie Wernham, Layton Williams, Kae Alexander, Jack Binstead, Nikki Runeckles, Weruche Opia, Joanna Scanlan, Jeremy Irvine, Talulah Riley, Clarke Peters, Steve Oram, Steve Speirs, Marc Wootton

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Just avoid. This is a movie whose “comic” highlight is its lead character teabagging a swan. Fans of the TV series will probably enjoy this but anyone else will be wondering how on earth this was ever made, and if they manage to get through to the end, they’ll also be wondering how they can get ninety minutes of their lives back.

Rating: 3/10 – yet another dreadful movie adaptation of a British TV comedy series, The Bad Education Movie wastes no time in insulting the viewer’s intelligence and doing its best to make as little effort as possible; some lovely Cornish locations aside, this has all the hallmarks of a movie that’s been written in a rush, directed in a fugue state, and acted on rare occasions (check out Horne’s constant mugging if proof is needed).

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