Ugly, crude, and intentionally shocking, I hated Bad Boy Bubby in a way I haven’t hated a film in years.
The picture, a 1993 Australian import and multiple Australian Film Institute Award winner, centers on a man who’s been raised like an animal, abused and imprisoned in a basement for thirty-five years. When he finally makes it to the outside world, he does his unhinged best to cope.
But the outside world, like the basement and the people in it, is ugly and coarse and horrible. This is intentional, as Bad Boy Bubby seeks to shock and dismay. But you know what? I do a lot of traveling around the world, and I’ve seen my share of ugly and coarse and horrible. I don’t need it in my entertainment, and I don’t need to see Bad Boy Bubby ever again. Goodbye.