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Big Bad Love (2001)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  October 2001 (USA)
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Vietnam veteran Leon Barlow is struggling as a writer, and his personal life isn't much better. His unsympathetic ex-wife Marilyn doesn't approve of his visits with his two children, and he... See full summary »

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Barlow
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Monroe
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Velma
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Mrs. Barlow
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Zachary Moody ...
Alan
Olivia Kersey ...
Alisha
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Cindy
Michael Williamson ...
Young Barlow
Coleman Barks ...
Minister
Gloria Jackson Winters ...
Mrs. Shepard (as Gloria Winters)
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Vietnam veteran Leon Barlow is struggling as a writer, and his personal life isn't much better. His unsympathetic ex-wife Marilyn doesn't approve of his visits with his two children, and he has problems with alcohol. Yet even when Leon manages to catch up on alimony and child support payments, things in his life seem to decline further, until a sudden tragedy catches him off guard. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The staggering tale of one man's relentless pursuit of imperfection.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
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$5,293 (USA) (22 February 2002)

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$100,420 (USA) (3 May 2002)
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Surreal movie
6 July 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

A surreal movie based on a short story collection by Mississippi writer Larry Brown. Arliss Howard directs and stars as Leon Barlow, a drunken writer who struggles with the demands of his ex-wife (Debra Winger), his children and his best friend (Paul LeMat). He is a failure on almost every level – certainly personally and professionally – and Howard doesn't shy away from his protagonist's shortcomings. The resulting film is a meandering look at the creative process, and how one man messed up his life. It's a well crafted directorial debut from Howard who handles this quiet tale of an artist's redemption with a firm hand.


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