Bad Boy Bubby
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You may not understand Bubby, but damn if you won't want to take him home with you -- if only for an hour or so."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The miracle of casting; with Bad Boy Bubby, Rolf de Heer plucked Nicholas Hope from obscurity and gave him the role of his acting life"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"this dark satire-cum-parable (cling)wraps itself in a quirkily beautiful aesthetic that keeps us watching even when the material is at its most repellent or alarming."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"A memorable, affecting and quietly exceptional tale"
‑ Andrew Howe, Film Written Magazine
"The success of the film is largely due to the bravura performance by Hope."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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