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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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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26 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bubby, el chico malo  »

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$750,000 (estimated)

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The "wheelchair robbery" scene was based on an actual event that the director had witnessed while writing the script. See more »


Bubby: Me be pop now.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits play over a scene showing Bubby playing in a garden with his children. See more »


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a TRULY unique film
27 October 2003 | by (Adelaide Australia) – See all my reviews

BBB is unique amongst unique films. i havent sseen a film that mixes such taboo subjects as rape, incest, and psychological abuse and uplifting mesaages such as love, compassion, and being an individual, and makes such a great film. this film will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, you will feel uplifted, joyous, and two minutes later disgusted and dirty. while the ending is a bit corny and predictable, the film still leaves you feeling satisfied overall. it is truly hard to convey into words this film, so go see it if you can find a copy, its worth the effort.

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