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Diary of a Bad Lad (2010)

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Frustrated filmmaker, Barry Lick, and a crew of film school wannabees, attempt to make a documentary about a local businessman who he believes is involved in property rackets, prostitution, pornography and drugs.

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Credited cast:
Joe O'Byrne ...
Tommy Morghen
Paul Birtwistle ...
Birty
Donna Henry ...
Joanne Miller
Roxanne Gregory ...
Roxy
Clive Bonelle ...
Richard
James Foster ...
Simon Huxley
Jonathan Williams ...
Barry Lick
Tim Paley ...
Frank
Chris Leonard ...
Face Slash Victim
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Michael
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie Anderson ...
Charlie
Bob Atkinson ...
Himself
Jason Blacow ...
Jay
Alison Booth ...
Rays daughter
Louise Brand ...
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Film school tutor, Barry Lick, has been suspended on full pay accused of 'gross professional misconduct'. But he's got a spring in his step because it means he's just been handed the chance to try and make a sensationalist crime documentary which might just save his career. Even better he can do it all on the cheap; he's still being payed and there's ex-students out there who are willing to work for nothing more than empty promises. Barry's quest is going nowhere - that is until security consultant, Tommy Morghen, appears on the scene. And it's not long before Barry's plunged into a world of sub-prime mortgages, blackmail, corruption, knife crime, extreme German S&M pornography, castration, corpse disposal, gang-rape and, ultimately, murder. But what's Tommy's interest in all this? Is it that he just wants fame and notoriety, or does he have another agenda? Barry puts questions like these to the back of his mind. All he knows is that, in the age of reality TV, sensationalism sells - ... Written by Pleased Sheep Productions (press release)

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Comedy | Crime

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27 February 2010 (UK)  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Barry Lick: It's documentary. It's the truth.
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Can't agree with any of the other reviews
13 August 2010 | by (Bangkok, Thailand) – See all my reviews

I gave this film 2/10 stars. I couldn't make it to the end, so I thought I should be a bit generous. I suspect that if I had watched the entire film, outrage at being so stupid to waste more of my time would have moved me to give it a lower score.

I felt I was watching the results of what somebody would create if they bought the cheapest little camcorder and asked some friends to help him or her make a cheesy pseudo-documentary. It was painfully dull and tedious to watch. I kept waiting for something of substance to happen, but eventually gave up. The only thing gritty about this film is the video quality of most shots.


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