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The MisEducation of Bindu (2020)

When a bullied Indian teen forges her mother's signature to test out of high school, she discovers she must pay a test fee by the 7th period, leaving her no choice but to turn to the students she desperately wants to leave.

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Prarthana Mohan
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Credited cast:
David Arquette ... Bill
Olli Haaskivi ... Mr. Deedham
Priyanka Bose ... Kasturi
Hannah Alline ... Holly the Head
Robert T. Bogue ... Principal Schroeder
Megan Suri ... Bindu Chaudry
Philip Labes ... Peter
Gordon Winarick ... Sam
Kelly Ryan ... Mrs. Simon
Alka Nayyar ... Latha
Matthew W. Allen ... Teacher
Ruth Kaufman ... Receptionist
Maren Hill ... Offended Stoner (as Maren Huelsman)
Lureena Cornwell ... Trish
Ali McGarel ... Redhead
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When a bullied Indian teen forges her mother's signature to test out of high school, she discovers she must pay a test fee by the 7th period, leaving her no choice but to turn to the students she desperately wants to leave.

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Film at the now closed Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis the Alma Mater of David Letterman and Mike Woodson. See more »

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IFFM Review: Missed Opportunity / Grade D
25 November 2020 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

I usually enjoy high-school teen comedies but The MisEducation of Bindu, for me, felt like a sore miss. It has all the ingredients of a teen comedy drama but somewhere something is off. Whether it is the unfitting Indian touch or the poor performances by the leading lady (it felt like she was auditioning for the role while the camera was rolling) or the high level of awkwardness even by teenage standards, I'm not sure. I also don't think I laughed during the 90 minutes because some of the sequences are massively cringeworthy and really not needed in my opinion. All in all, The MisEducation of Bindu tries hard but does not pass muster. Grade D.

(Reviewed during its Australian premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM).)


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16 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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