Bad Boy Bubby
Bad Boy Bubby (2005)

In this Australian cult comedy, Bubby 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, he only realizes the truth when his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 26, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anton Bitel
Projected Figures

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.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

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

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Christopher Null

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.

Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine

A memorable, affecting and quietly exceptional tale

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The success of the film is largely due to the bravura performance by Hope.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
There's a side of people, mostly hidden, that's as sick and twisted as anything you can ever imagine ... and then there's the other side, and… More
El Hombre Invisible
I knew very little about this controversial film going in, but it worked out to my favor since it allowed me to experience shock with all defenses down.… More
Lady D'arbanville
Bad boy Bubby is a pretty disturbing film of non-social conditioning with severe reprocussions. I have to be honest I found it hard to get past the first 10… More
Ken Stachnik
This movie seriosuly scarred me...
Greg S
After being raised with no knowledge of the outside world in a fallout shelter by his abusive, mentally ill mother, middle-aged Bubby is suddenly released into… More
xGary Xx
I have no idea how to explain this film. It's so very, very wrong! I laughed, and felt guilty for laughing! If you thought the Farrelly brothers were sick,… More