It's being hailed as Hugh Jackman's best performance since The Greatest Showman and reportedly cost HBO $20 million to secure the distribution rights to – quite the figure for a film about a suburban district school board scandal. Yet it's won the critics over and is finally ready for the public to pass its verdict – here's how to watch Bad Education online and stream the new movie no matter where you are in the word.
Directed by Cory Finley (Thoroughbreds), Bad Education stars Jackman as Frank Tassone, superintendent of the prestigious Roslyn school district on Long Island and a respected public figure in the community. But the behind closed doors, he's as committed to maintaining his lavish lifestyle and secret toyboy as he is to providing students with an exemplary education – and this hubristic streak threatens to lead to his downfall.
Alongside Jackman is Academy Award winner and former West Wing star Allison Janney as Pam Gluckin, Tassone's number two on the school board, while Ray Romano is another Hollywood A-lister featuring in the cast – this is definitely not just another 'made for TV' movie.
Based on a fascinating true story, it will have to forgo a run at The Oscars as it isn't getting a theatrical release, but it's safe to say it's an early favorite for the Emmys – so here's how to Bad Education and stream the new Hugh Jackman film online no matter where you are in the world right now.
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How to watch Bad Education online in the US
How to watch Bad Education from outside your country
As Bad Education is an HBO exclusive, anyone from America who's currently abroad won't find it being aired simultaneously in places like the UK, Canada or Australia – though a UK release date for Bad Education has been promised for later in the year.
This is annoying for US residents abroad, however, as trying to tune into HBO like you would from home will likely be impossible because of geo-blocking restrictions.
We know that this might not be a likely scenario for many, due to coronavirus travel restrictions, but the fact is people are still being required to travel – and some are even regrettably stuck abroad during this difficult time.
Fortunately, there is a solution in the form of a VPN. This nifty bit of software changes your IP address so that you can access all the content you pay for at home, just from anywhere in the world.