Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force Bubby into the waiting world, a place which is just as unusual to him as he is to the world. –IMDb
Rolf de Heer (born 4 May 1951 in Heemskerk, North Holland) is a Dutch film director, writer and producer living in Australia. De Heer was born in Heemskerk in The Netherlands but migrated to Sydney when he was eight years old. He attended the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney. His company is called Vertigo Productions and is based in Adelaide. De Heer primarily makes alternative or arthouse films. According to the jacket notes of the videotape, de Heer holds the honor of co-producing and directing the only motion picture, Dingo, in which the jazz legend Miles Davis appears as an actor. Miles Davis collaborated with Michel Legrand on the score. He is the subject of the book “Dutch Tilt, Aussie Auteur: The Films of Rolf de Heer” (Saarbrücken: VDM, 2009) by D. Bruno Starrs. —Wikipedia
"Normality" comes so easy for some people while they are so oblivious to the privileges that build up their comfortable condition. Lacking any form of privilege throughout existence turned Bubby into a mentally misshapen lunatic who despite his severe impairments and hotchpotch means of interacting, still holds a sane perception of what happens around him without having any fundamental social dogma to rely upon.
I remember seeing the trailer of Bad Boy Bubby when I was around 13 (when it came out) and being completely gobsmacked. It didnt look like anything else. It has nearly everything a teenage boy would… read review
Here is an essay I wrote for college in which I had to discuss madness in a particular film or work of art and I chose ‘Bad Boy Bubby’. I don’t believe that madness is the main theme of the film, but… read review
Somehow this film reminds me of Dogtooth (2009) as both films are about parents hiding the real world from their child. The difference however is that Bad Boy Bobby seems to go deeper in how the breakdown… read review