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Bad Turn Worse (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 14 November 2014 (USA)
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Three Texas teens hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mackenzie Davis ... Sue
Logan Huffman ... B.J.
Jeremy Allen White ... Bobby
William Devane ... Big Red
Jon Gries ... Sheriff Shep
Mark Pellegrino ... Giff
Erasmo Martinez Erasmo Martinez ... Ernesto
Ashley Adams Ashley Adams ... Girl At Bar #1
Kelly Kimball Kelly Kimball ... Bobby's Mother (as Kelly Kinstley Kimball)
Ty Adams Ty Adams ... B.J.'s Little Brother
'Big Boo' Brett Mitchell 'Big Boo' Brett Mitchell ... Tractor Mechanic
Raul Gonzales Raul Gonzales ... Tractor Mechanic
C.R. Marsh C.R. Marsh ... Norm Wolfson (as C.R. 'Stubby' Marsh)
Joyce Marsh Joyce Marsh ... Nelma Wolfson (as Joyce 'Meme' Marsh)
Debie Duprie Debie Duprie ... Real Estate Agent
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Three Texas teens hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man.

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Actress Mackenzie Davis was recommended for the role of Sue to the Producers by director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy) because of her performance in his film Breathe In. See more »

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love the first act
27 March 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

B.J. (Logan Huffman), his book-loving girlfriend Sue (Mackenzie Davis) and best friend Bobby (Jeremy Allen White) live in a small Texas town. Sue and Bobby are looking to leave for college. B.J. is acting up. He's jealous of them leaving and angry at their unspoken sexual chemistry. He had stolen money from their local criminal boss Giff (Mark Pellegrino). Giff starts beating on the Mexican guard and Bobby falsely confesses to the theft. Giff kills the guard anyways. Bobby is shocked that it turns out to be $20k from Big Red (William Devane) and Giff wants Bobby to repay it. Giff tells them to rob Big Red.

I like the young threesome. I'm a big fan of Jeremy Allen White in Shameless. Mackenzie Davis has a powerful energy about her. Logan Huffman grows on me with his creepiness. I do wonder why either of them likes B.J. but that's not out of the question in a small town. My first problem is Bobby's false confession. Bobby is not an idiot. He knows it's at a minimum $2000 and he couldn't pay that back himself. At first, I thought he was related to Giff and therefore not afraid of being killed by him. It simply doesn't make any sense other than the need to advance the plot. It could have been done in a different way. The Mexican could have falsely fingered Bobby before being killed. B.J. could have double-crossed Bobby. I don't buy Bobby volunteering to take the fall. I still like the threesome and I love the pulpy hard-boiled noirish style but it's hard for me to overcome the misstep.

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Release Date:

14 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Bad Turn Worse See more »

Filming Locations:

Corpus Christi, Texas, USA See more »

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Rough & Tumble Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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