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The Bad Batch (2016)

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In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.

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Ana Lily Amirpour
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suki Waterhouse ... Arlen
Jason Momoa ... Miami Man
Jayda Fink ... Honey
Keanu Reeves ... The Dream
Jim Carrey ... The Hermit
Yolonda Ross ... Maria
Aye Hasegawa Aye Hasegawa ... Mousey
Giovanni Ribisi ... The Screamer
Louie Lopez Jr. Louie Lopez Jr. ... Chuy (as Louie Lopez)
E.R. Ruiz ... Lone Man
Cory Roberts ... Big Black Bridge Man
Joni Podesta Joni Podesta ... Muscle Woman #1
Almayvonne ... Muscle Woman #2 (as Almayvonne Dixon)
Danielle Orner Danielle Orner ... One Legged Dancing Girl
Mandy Pursley Mandy Pursley ... Junkyard Amputee Woman
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Storyline

THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Waterhouse) after she's left in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man (Momoa). With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream (Reeves). As she adjusts to life in 'the bad batch' Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor carnal See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,111, 23 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$177,680, 14 July 2017
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the extras hired were from Slab City, the same California community Chris McCandless visits in Into The Wild (2007). Most of the "Slabbers" came as is, not needing costumes or make-up. See more »

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Towards the beginning of the film, Miami Man's chest tattoo is written to resemble one word. As the film progresses, the words are shown to be more separated. See more »

Quotes

The Dream: Do you know what this is?
Arlen: A tomato.
The Dream: First... It was a seed. You take care of a garden, and takes care back. You feed it, it feeds you. Few things in this World operate like that. Fair and square. Just needs a place to grow. Grows, grows... and it comes out. And it's part of the World. Because it knows what the Dream really is. It's life. Life it's the Dream. The only Dream.
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Party On
Written and Performed by Leroy Sibbles
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music
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Walking around, more walking, oh and did I mention walking?
25 January 2017 | by Andrew MarksSee all my reviews

I was excited to see this movie after reading the synopsis a couple of days before the screening. As the title of this summary suggests, there is a lot of walking in this movie. The story starts out semi promising with you wondering what happened to the earth but ends up being the walkiest and least talkiest movie I've ever seen. I know those aren't words but goddammit they get my point across.

The main actress is forgettable, Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey, and Keanu Reeves were miscast or maybe it was just the bad script? Possibly both? Back to the walking part, with minimal dialogue and no action whatsoever, this movie becomes a student film really quick. What I mean is that they don't cut out all the walking around and other useless scenes that should have obviously been taken out.

There isn't really a story, it's sort of tried to take elements from Mad Max and other post apocalyptic films that are much better than it and hope the audience notices and doesn't care or doesn't notice at all.

My suggestion: don't see it unless you want to be bored to death.

Seen at TIFF 2016.


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