Bad Boy Bubby

Bad Boy Bubby

Bad Boy Bubby

Rolf de Heer's black comedy classic. Bubby (Nicholas Hope) is a 35-year-old who has been kept inside his mum's Adelaide apartment his whole life, convinced the outside air is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, Bubby eventually escapes, joins up with a rock band, and embarks on a nihilistic journey of self-discovery and mayhem.

1993Rating: R18114 minsAustralia, Italy
ComedyDrama

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Bad Boy Bubby / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

It may be muddled, but one can't deny its ambitions, or the integrity of Hope's performance.

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Variety

Variety

Something to offend just about everybody. Provocative in content, and stylistically daring and inventive.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Hope gives an astonishing performance, while the film manages marvellously to weave grotesque humour from the indefensible. It's a one‑off weirdie, offputting for whole stretches but unforgettable, not for everyone but highly recommended to the discerning.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The opening of writer/director Rolf de Heer’s 1993 cult classic Bad Boy Bubby is unnerving to say the least, and there’s a great deal more where that came from. This unrelentingly dark walk on the wild side – a character portrait of a trapped and tortured soul who has spent the first 35 years of his existence in a grotty apartment and is set loose on society, with humorous and tragic consequences – stunned Australian cinemagoers on its release.

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Urban Cinefile

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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