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Big Bad Love (2001)

Barlow is a hard-drinking, heavy-smoking, long-haired, and deeply unhappy aspiring writer who pulls a dozen rejection slips out of his mailbox every day while trying to get through his life with some semblance of purpose.

Director:

Arliss Howard

Writers:

Larry Brown (stories), Jim Howard (screenplay) (as James Howard) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arliss Howard ... Barlow
Debra Winger ... Marilyn
Paul Le Mat ... Monroe
Rosanna Arquette ... Velma
Angie Dickinson ... Mrs. Barlow
Michael Parks ... Mr. Aaron
Alex Van ... Deputy
Zachary Moody Zachary Moody ... Alan
Olivia Kersey Olivia Kersey ... Alisha
Kevin Mitchell Kevin Mitchell ... Twin #1
Matt Mitchell Matt Mitchell ... Twin #2
Sue Peavey Sue Peavey ... Cindy
Michael Williamson Michael Williamson ... Young Barlow
Coleman Barks Coleman Barks ... Minister
Gloria Jackson Winters Gloria Jackson Winters ... Mrs. Shepard (as Gloria Winters)
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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

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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
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Trivia

Directorial debut of Arliss Howard. See more »

Soundtracks

Jayne's Blue Wish
Performed by Tom Waits
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Incoherent at times, or maybe I just don't get it!
2 January 2003 | by DaveBackSee all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie. Unfortunately, I was greatly disappointed.

When there is little or no redeeming value in the main character of a movie, from beginning to end, all is lost.

Dead-beat, alcoholic father/writer masters the art of self-loathing and self-absorption.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Большая плохая любовь See more »

Filming Locations:

Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$104,294

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,294
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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