MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,297 this week

Big Bad Love (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  October 2001 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 571 users   Metascore: 49/100
Reviews: 28 user | 27 critic | 24 from Metacritic.com

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(stories), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 78 titles
created 11 Feb 2011
 
a list of 1863 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Big Bad Love" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Big Bad Love (2001)

Big Bad Love (2001) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Big Bad Love.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mike's Murder (1984)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Betty has a crush on her tennis coach Mike. He keeps on promising to call, but never does - she doesn't know that he's a little dealer. After a failed deal in someone else's district he has... See full summary »

Director: James Bridges
Stars: Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun, Darrell Larson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An ad executive (Weaver) impersonates an archeology professor (Westheimer) to avoid a situation with an obsessed former lover. She enlists the help of a hapless archeologist (Depardieu) who... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Vigne
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Sigourney Weaver, Ruth Westheimer
Forget Paris (1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Crystal
Stars: Billy Crystal, Debra Winger, Joe Mantegna
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A seeming good Samaritan (Debra Winger) hires a private detective (Nolte) to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz
Stars: Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton
Tadpole (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve.

Director: Gary Winick
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Stanford, Kate Mara
Cannery Row (1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located - is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Ward
Stars: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley
Dawn Anna (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.

Director: Arliss Howard
Stars: Debra Winger, Alex Van, Sam Howard
Wilder Napalm (1993)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Wilder and Wallace are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since childhood they've been able to start fires with their minds but following a tragedy in which they accidentally killed a man, the... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Gordon Caron
Stars: Debra Winger, Dennis Quaid, Arliss Howard
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Martha Horgan, a naive woman with an intellectual impairment who lives with her aunt Frances in a small town, is known for always telling the truth. She works at a dry cleaner, where her ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stars: Debra Winger, Barbara Hershey, Gabriel Byrne
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades.

Director: Dan Harris
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Emile Hirsch
Betrayed (1988)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA is a bold examination of the loneliness inside of relationships. The film centers on the strained marriage of Undine Jones, an actress, and John Goodman, a ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Traylor
Stars: Mike White, Susan Traylor, Christopher Thornton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Barlow
...
Marilyn
...
Monroe
...
Velma
...
Mrs. Barlow
...
...
Deputy
Zachary Moody ...
Alan
Olivia Kersey ...
Alisha
Kevin Mitchell ...
Twin #1
Matt Mitchell ...
Twin #2
Sue Peavey ...
Cindy
Michael Williamson ...
Young Barlow
Coleman Barks ...
Minister
Gloria Jackson Winters ...
Mrs. Shepard (as Gloria Winters)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 2001 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,293 (USA) (22 February 2002)

Gross:

$100,420 (USA) (3 May 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Debra Winger's return to acting after a six year absence. See more »

Soundtracks

Boxcar Blues
Performed by Kenny Brown
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Poetic diary of the crazed writing life in the South.
21 April 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This essentially comic movie tells a suitably disjointed story of the crazed writing life in the South. All the players -- Arliss Howard, Debra Winger, the underrated Paul Le Mat, Rosanna Arquette, and Angie Dickinson -- are excellent. Instead of spoonfeeding us, the movie lets us discover the characters' past lives and motivations. It contains grand images: someone's novel scattered in a giant patch of kudzu; a painting in progress on the side of a rusted railroad car. Some people will like it just for the music, including by Tom Waits.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
R.I.P. Larry Brown (11/24/04) Kingsnake
Alan Barlow njhall
Where Can I Buy or Download This? reidronnie72
'Just One More: A Musical Tribute To Larry Brown' br54knight
Worth a Second Look lisam73
This isn't the greatest movie in the world mustang2006
Discuss Big Bad Love (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?