1) It is nothing like any other film you have ever seen.
2) It proves art is not flowers and ponies and rainbows. Brutally set and executed, the film transforms and makes one question love, life and
happiness and how we see each other.
3) One of the best love/relationships ever seen on celluloid.
4) Originality and execution.
Bubby is a 35-year-old man who has never set foot outside his mother's dingy apartment in the back of a printing press in an industrial area of
Adelaide. In addition to beating and sexually abusing him, she confines him to the apartment, telling him that the air outside is poisonous and
telling him he will die if he tries to leave. Bubby eventually escapes, joins up with a rock band, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and
Bubby won four 1994 Australian Film Institute awards: Best Director (Rolf de Heer), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nicholas Hope), Best Original
Screenplay (Rolf de Heer), and Best Editing (Suresh Ayyar). It was also nominated for Best Film (Rolf de Heer) and Best Cinematography (Ian
If someone told me that I would end up nearly sobbing with joy over a movie whose first act consists almost entirely of extended and graphic
scenes of incest, mental and physical torture against the mentally handicapped, and extremely authentic-looking acts of feline cruelty, I'd have said
you must have the wrong guy. I don't like being grossed out, and to go in blind to a movie that, according to most teaser summaries, was promoted for
its depravity is something I usually like to leave to the stronger-willed. Two hours later, with cheeks still drying, I can tell you: I am that
Somewhere beneath all the # and the dirt and the ignorance and the hate, Bad Boy Bubby is a story with a message (potentially demeaning in less
skilled hands) that even the most unlovely people can love and be loved. Even those that might not be understood by society can understand. The human
garbage and wreckage that is tossed by the wayside is no different than the garbage that stays on the table just because they're nice to look at, or
drive expensive cars, or preach empty messages louder than most. Bubby is proxy for all the unfortunates who are judged, for superficial reasons, to
be unimportant or expendable. He's also an example that not all those who are lost can never be found again. A dirty, crude inspiration, but an
inspiration all the same, just as those who see him for more than a dirty, stupid loser.
I could not believe the twists and turns in this difficult but ultimately gratifying movie. Great film. You need to understand, the terror is
replaced with amazing hope, love and unique story lines. Incredible really.
This trailer cannot in any way begin to explain the insanity that is Bad Boy Bubby.
when i watched this a few years ago ... i was in shock
You see, no one's going to help YOU ! Because there isn't anybody out there to do it. No one. We're all just complicated arrangements of atoms and
subatomic particles - we don't live. But our atoms do move about in such a way as to give us identity and consciousness. We don't die; our atoms
just rearrange themselves. There is no God. There can be no God; it's ridiculous to think in terms of a superior being. An inferior being, maybe,
because we, we who don't even exist, we arrange our lives with more order and harmony than God ever arranged the earth. We measure; we plot; we
create wonderful new things. We are the architects of our own existence. What a lunatic concept to bow down before a God who slaughters millions of
innocent children, slowly and agonizingly starves them to death, beats them, tortures them, rejects them. What folly to even think that we should not
insult such a God, damn him, think him out of existence. It is our duty to think God out of existence. It is our duty to insult him. **** you, God!
Strike me down if you dare, you tyrant, you non-existent fraud! It is the duty of all human beings to think God out of existence. Then we have a
future. Because then - and only then - do we take full responsibility for who we are. And that's what you must do, YOU : think God out of existence;
take responsibility for who you are.
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