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The Bad Batch (2016)

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A love story set in a community of cannibals in a future dystopia. In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don't play with your food.

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Arlen
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Honey
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The Dream
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Jimmy
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Hermit
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Maria
Aye Hasegawa ...
Mousey
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The Screamer
Louie Lopez Jr. ...
Chuy (as Louie Lopez)
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Lone Man
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Bridge Man in the Desert
Joni Podesta ...
Muscle Woman #1
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Muscle Woman #2 (as Almayvonne Dixon)
Danielle Orner ...
One Legged Dancing Girl
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A love story set in a community of cannibals in a future dystopia. In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don't play with your food.

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Romance | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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23 June 2017 (USA)  »

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The Bad Batch - Terra Sem Lei  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$89,111 (USA) (23 June 2017)

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$180,851 (USA) (21 July 2017)
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2.35 : 1
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While filming this movie in Niland, California, Keanu Reeves stayed in Brawley, California. He was frequently spotted at various locations in Brawley, including Starbucks, Von's, and Snap Fitness taking pictures with the locals, and reenacting some of his movie roles. See more »

Goofs

In the dump scene, just after Arlen approaches Honey and Maria, Honey's gloves vanish between shots, and then reappear. On a close up of Maria, Honey can be seen in the background with her gloves off (where she previously had gloves on), and in the next shot she is wearing them again. See more »

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The Dream: Do you know what this is?
Arlen: A tomato.
The Dream: First... It was a seed. You take care of a garden, and takes care back. You feed it, it feeds you. Few things in this World operate like that. Fair and square. Just needs a place to grow. Grows, grows... and it comes out. And it's part of the World. Because it knows what the Dream really is. It's life. Life it's the Dream. The only Dream.
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Written by Nicolas Alfredo Jaar
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Walking around, more walking, oh and did I mention walking?
25 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

I was excited to see this movie after reading the synopsis a couple of days before the screening. As the title of this summary suggests, there is a lot of walking in this movie. The story starts out semi promising with you wondering what happened to the earth but ends up being the walkiest and least talkiest movie I've ever seen. I know those aren't words but goddammit they get my point across.

The main actress is forgettable, Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey, and Keanu Reeves were miscast or maybe it was just the bad script? Possibly both? Back to the walking part, with minimal dialogue and no action whatsoever, this movie becomes a student film really quick. What I mean is that they don't cut out all the walking around and other useless scenes that should have obviously been taken out.

There isn't really a story, it's sort of tried to take elements from Mad Max and other post apocalyptic films that are much better than it and hope the audience notices and doesn't care or doesn't notice at all.

My suggestion: don't see it unless you want to be bored to death.

Seen at TIFF 2016.


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