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A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017)

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Two would-be thieves forge a surprising relationship with an unexpected house-sitter when they accidentally trap themselves in a house they just broke into.


Jason Headley
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Credited cast:
Matt Jones ... Marlon
Will Rogers ... Leo
Jonny Mars ... Security Guard
Eleanore Pienta ... Darcy
Lenne Klingaman ... Voice of Jessica
Sam Eidson ... Pizza Guy
Jennymarie Jemison ... Waitress
John Merriman ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Kayln Mckittrick Kayln Mckittrick ... Jessica


Two would-be thieves forge a surprising relationship with an unexpected house-sitter when they accidentally trap themselves in a house they just broke into.

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Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Worth, Texas, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Will Rogers signed on 4 days before production started See more »


References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


The Vibration
Written by Sanford Potiker
Performed by Sonny Harris & the Soul Reflections
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Utterly enjoyable and memorable comedy
17 January 2019 | by carlos-piresSee all my reviews

To be honest, the first few minutes felt kind of lame, but this soon turned out to be a very entertaining 80 minutes, filled with a zany situation competently enacted by what turned out to be a good trio of performers. The story and script are for the most part unbelievable, but since I was offered a book titled "What's the number for 911?" I believe that anything is possible in the USA, and so it didn't felt that outlandish of a plot. The dialog, direction, editing, and pacing are just right, and all contribute to a nicely wrapped up package in the end. Matt Jones turns out to be the weakest link in the trio, although he does a competent job of it, while Will Rogers delivers a near-perfect performance for the role. As for Eleanore Pienta, her performance is natural and utterly believable, showing she is a very promising actress. I wish we could see her perform in other movies. Overall, I would say this is a very entertaining situational comedy with no great aspirations but that overdelivers in almost every aspect (a thin budget always shows). I wish the director gets a chance to do more.

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