Bad Genius (Movie Summary & Review)


It started when Lynn was accepted as a scholar in a private school. Because she’s very smart she started helping her bestfriend, and cheated for her on one exam. She wrote all the answers on the eraser and passed it to her bestfriend – the reason why her bestfriend passed and the reason why the major cheating started. Since her bestfriend’s boyfriend heard about how the cheating happened, they offered Lynn a huge amount of money if she provide them answers during the exam. She figured out a way to cheat.

She cheated using her fingers. There are corresponding piano keys on every letter on a multiple choice question. All they (everyone who paid Lynn) is to look at her hands to know the correct answer. On the second part of the cheating, they were challenged since the exam papers are in Set A and Set B. Lynn finished the Set A first then answered the Set B to teach her other classmates. However, another scholar named Bank got suspicious of his classmates copying Lynn. He has no clue about the agreed cheating, so he went to see the principal and told her about how one of his classmate cheated. They were busted that day since the principal found the solution for Set B on Lynn’s scratch paper, when Lynn go the Set A. Lynn lost her scholarship that day, and her father was furious because of the cheating and the money she received from it.

After that incident, her bestfriend asked for a favor once again. Her bestfriend’s boyfriend’s parents want them to enroll to a univerity abroad and to do that, they have to pass an examination. They are sure they could not pass it without Lynn’s help. Lynn was hesistant at first, yet she agreed later on.

The method they used for that exam’s cheating is each student’s pencil. This was done wiith the help of Bank who was not able to take the examination because he ended up beaten and in a landfill ordered by the bestfriend’s boyfriend. Lynn and Bank went abroad and took the exam 3 hours ahead of their friends. They will take the exam first, memorize the answers, send the answers through the phone they hid on the bathroom, and their friends who will be receving the answers will print them on the pencil disguised as bardcode. While they were on the process of doing that, the following happened: Bank got busted, Lynn ran out of time and had to pretend she was sick; Lynn’s father looked for her and her friends told him that she went away with Bank.

The cheating on that exam was successful, however Lynn felt horrible and very guilty. Her friends celebrated but she was not happy with how it turned out especially when Bank lost his scholarship as well and was plaed under expulsion because the embassy reported him. Bank did not pursue his career and used the money he got from cheating to buy washing meachines for the laundry shop. When he bought all those machines, he askeed Lynn to cheat the exams again and told her about their possible earnings – however Lynn declined. Bank even threatened him, however Lynn has already decided.

She went to the staff incharge of the exam and confessed about the cheating.

End of movie Bad Genius (2017)


This is a very good movie. It is full of suspense and it’s very entertaining, however the ending was a waste for the movie. It was hanging and it was very inappropriate. I think I understand that the writers dont want to be bashed and accused of promoting cheating. The probably want to teach a good lesson to the viewers. However I believe that would really be unnecessary. The ending invalidates every scene in the movie. The movie could be a 10, however i gave it an 8 because the ending was very unsatisfying and contradicting.

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Eva Harmoni

There was one night when the rain poured so hard, and i didn't want it to stop. Weird, because i was afraid and amused by the sound of the rain and thunder. The sound of it made me less alone that night. The next day i woke up to find my collection of journals soaked. I keep it near the window to make sure no one could read it. The writings can still be read but i was devastated by the damage. I wanted it preserved but i don't want it published. Still amused by the rain but afraid of the wrath it could bring to my journals, i created this blog.

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