Bad Boy Bubby

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Time Out says

Rolf de Heer's film is pretty much a weirdo. It begins in the sordid flat which 35-year-old Bubby (Hope) shares with his corpulent, incestuously demanding mum; since she insists the outside world is poisoned by gas, the only creatures he knows are the cat he torments and the cockroaches he eats. Then his long-lost dad turns up: jealous that he's been usurped in his mother's affections, Bubby deals with the situation the only way he knows how and, with a mixture of fear and curiosity, leaves the slum. The following adventures are somewhat predictable; but at the same time the world into which the innocent hero is cast has a singular loneliness and desolation. The film's attitude to misfits is admirable, but it's hard not to feel slightly uneasy about the use of real handicapped people in the later scenes. That said, this proficient film is never less than intriguing. It may be muddled, but one can't deny its ambitions, or the integrity of Hope's performance.
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UK release:

1993

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112 mins

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andy

One of the best films i have ever seen. Not for the faint of heart but anyone who has been through the real world will appreciate at least some part of this great work. The film starts off claustrophobic and, quite frankly evil, but slowly gets better and better and the evil is redressed in spades. a must see.

andy

One of the best films i have ever seen. Not for the faint of heart but anyone who has been through the real world will appreciate at least some part of this great work. The film starts off claustrophobic and, quite frankly evil, but slowly gets better and better and the evil is redressed in spades. a must see.

Stuart

I'm sorry but I have to take issue with the guy who wrote the astonishingly idiotic original review, specifically the line: '...it's hard not to feel slightly uneasy about the use of real handicapped people in the later scenes.' Why? Does the guy think that handicapped people should be cooped up in homes, never to be seen by the general public? Does he really believe that it would have been better to have had normal people pretending to be disabled? A truly astonishing remark to have made.

Stuart

I'm sorry but I have to take issue with the guy who wrote the astonishingly idiotic original review, specifically the line: '...it's hard not to feel slightly uneasy about the use of real handicapped people in the later scenes.' Why? Does the guy think that handicapped people should be cooped up in homes, never to be seen by the general public? Does he really believe that it would have been better to have had normal people pretending to be disabled? A truly astonishing remark to have made.

futurestar

More The Man Who Fell To Earth and meeting the Navigators and hitching his ill fated star to any ilk who'll catch his ear. This one turned left at Greenland and headed straight out to nowhere.