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Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Cast: Nicholas Hope, Nicholas Hope, Ralph Cotterill, more...
Director: Rolf De Heer, Rolf De Heer
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Blue Underground
Genre: Foreign, Australia & New Zealand
Running Time: 114 min.
Languages: English
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This Australian cult film draws extremely dark humor from the story of Bubby, a man who has spent the first 35 years of his life locked in a disgusting basement by his abusive, controlling mother. Having been taught that the outside air is poisonous and that leaving home is sinful, he only realizes the truth when his long-absent father returns to disrupt the already twisted family unit. A tragic confrontation follows, forcing Bubby into the real world. Knowing nothing about life, and undoubtedly suffering from mental disturbance, he stumbles about the city, speaking in a rambling monologue made up mainly of overheard phrases. His behavior is interpreted in different ways by the people he encounters: some think him insane, while others equate his strange speech and erratic behavior with brilliance. The edgy lead performance by Nicholas Hope is key to the film's success, managing to make Bubby a figure that is both sympathetic and at times quite frightening. ~ Judd Blaise, All Movie Guide

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One of the most moving/ emotional movies ever by LStrauss December 21, 2004 - 12:05 PM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Bubby is a good man w/ a good heart. His life is bad, his family is bad & they have done their best to screw him up. Bubby is launched on a journey of self discovery that can be a lesson to us all. Follow your dreams, do what pleases you, and learn to use the tools you have- are the moral lessons to be taken from this amazing movie. Terrible quality bootleg dvd- but worth it a thousand times over!!!

Wotta surprise by turboxian March 28, 2004 - 10:09 AM PST
6 out of 6 members found this review helpful
Reading the blurb I took a chance on this flick and have been incredibly impressed whist the film starts out appearing to be an exploitive weird for weird sake obscurity it soon takes on a multitude of different directions bringing to mind (amongst many things)"O'lucky Man" and "Being there" . My only complaint is the sound on the DVDR copy . whilst it is possible to get through its a shame that this film has not seen a legitimate release

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