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Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  26 April 2005 (USA)
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Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into modern life begins.

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Bubby
Claire Benito ...
Mam
Ralph Cotterill ...
Pop
Syd Brisbane ...
Yobbo
Nikki Price ...
Screaming Woman
Ullie Birve ...
Robbed Woman (as Ulli Birve)
Audine Leith ...
Fondled Salvo
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Cherie the Salvo
Lucia Mastrantone ...
Pizza Waitress
Carmel Johnson ...
Angel
Jip De Heer ...
Treelopper
James Ammitzboll ...
Little
Grant Piro ...
Salesman
Celine O'Leary ...
Woman in Mercedes
Dave Flannagan ...
Cop / Warder (as Dave Flanagan)
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Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force Bubby into the waiting world, a place which is just as unusual to him as he is to the world. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Bubby, el chico malo  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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The original idea was for the first half of the movie (the scenes in Bubby's house) to be shot with the left and right sides matted, to make the viewer feel more claustrophobic, and then when Bubby finally goes outside the picture was going to expand into full widescreen. Rolf de Heer decided not to do this because he felt it made the first half of the movie unwatchable. See more »

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[after nurse Angel lets Buddy see her huge breasts while she gives him a shower]
Bubby: They be beautiful... like mom.
Angel: You don't think they're too big?
Bubby: They make perfection.
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Brilliant!
16 July 2004 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

One of the most beautiful and yet thought provoking movies I've ever seen! Nick Hope is wonderful in this story about humanity and alienation - we can see a man uninfluenced by our norms and culture and realize how narrow-minded we actually are... The camera-work is perfect, the rest of the cast are so... real, yes, even if the subject matter is quite surreal it feels very true and, maybe more important, very HONEST. I have never seen anything like this movie and it sure is one of the best ones I've ever seen. I would love to get a chance to see any other of De Heer's movies. Bad criticism? Yeah, my terrible VHS-copy, someone PLEASE release this movie on DVD!!!


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