Bad Boy Bubby details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Nicholas Hope, Ralph Cotterill, Carmel Johnson, Claire Benito|
|Directors:||Rolf de Heer, Rolf De Heer|
|Collections:||Unhappy Families, What the?!, WTF?|
Bad Boy Bubby
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Apr 2007|
Most helpful review
One for the collectionBy Craig from Buntingford,England , 12 Mar 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a great film and like the other reviewers say, get past the first ten minutes (which are quite disturbing but necessary to understand the rest of the film) and you will enjoy a range of emotions.
Basically this film is about a 30+ year old man who has never been outside of his 'family' home and only knows what his depraved 'parents' have told him about Life and the World outside. He breaks free and expieriences the things that have been kept from him (basically everthing) for the first time with an understandably warped perspective.
Made and set in Australia, so no over the top Hollywood glitz or glamour in this film. (definite plus as far as I,m concerned).
If you love quirky offbeat films, then watch this!
Score out of five ?..............
SIX for being different, on top of being a great film!
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Unacceptable Animal CrueltyBy a customer , 08 May 2013This may be a good film, however, If you don't enjoy seeing animal cruelty then don't watch it. I switched it off after 10 minutes. Disgusted to find out that the poor feral cat was actually killed for the film.
MUST WATCH!!!By Kezzo27 (2 reviews) from Epsom , 19 Oct 2012This film is so so good in a weird way, it is a bit sick in places but overall a very funny film. It is one to add to your film collection!!
Disturbing at times, but has a lot of depth.By Fitz42 (161 reviews) from Darwen , 31 May 2012The opening half hour or so is unsettling viewing to say the least, and however unbelievable is poignant and important for the rest of it to take shape. If you can get through this it is worth it to appreciate and enjoy the rest of the film, as it then brings other characters into play and has a lot more meaningful interaction. Moments of clarity soon form and there are enjoyable touches of light heartedness and humour. This is a film presented by a lot of imagery rather than the standard formula, but is very layered and deep. You simply have to accept the way his life is, how he reacts, how scenes seem so coincidental, and how other characters he meets along his journey seem to warm to him , in order to enjoy this.
Nicholas Hope is brilliant in his role, his character reminding me of Andy Kaufman, then Jack Nicholson, and even Jim Morrison during his stage performances.
Utterly brilliant ...left me speechlessBy sohcahtoa (3 reviews) , 05 Apr 2012Sometimes great films are like great music. To really appreciate the art, you simply have to let it flow through you without resistance. This is such a film.
The message of acceptance of the human condition in the raw is delivered on many levels and those who object to real disabled actors, or depictions of animal distress are simply missing the whole point.
The repeated use of 'Ombra mai fu' is an inspired touch (especially without voice) as it serves as an emotional counterpoint to the tensions of the story and reminds us of the unique facility of the human mind to perceive great beauty whilst still being capable of corruption and cruelty.
This is a film for those of us who have the capacity to 'feel' rather than just 'watch'...
Five stars !
Good Boy BubbyBy silentway (3 reviews) , 06 Feb 2012Yep, it's a 5 star for me.
Saw it ages ago, remembered only fragments of it, the surface scratches.
Not the depth, the sensitivity, the open heart.
It was pretty much seeing it for the first time again.
It's a tough one, on many levels; incest, blasphemy, abuse.
As they would say here in the UK, not for the faint hearted.
Rough, dirty, sick, but also soft, sensual, exhilarating, naive.
It's a little known low budget cult movie.