Bad Behaviour

2023

Comedy / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 48% · 42 reviews
IMDb Rating 4.9/10 10 243 243

Plot summary

Lucy, a former child actor, seeks enlightenment at a retreat led by spiritual leader Elon while she navigates her close yet turbulent relationship with her stunt-performer daughter, Dylan.



December 21, 2023 at 01:44 PM

Director

Alice Englert

Top cast

Jennifer Connelly as Lucy
Ben Whishaw as Elon Bello
Alice Englert as Dylan
Grace Palmer as Jessa
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987.25 MB
1280*532
English 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 47 min
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1.98 GB
1920*798
English 5.1
NR
24 fps
1 hr 47 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Falton911 4 / 10

Great performances lead an otherwise unfocused film.

Jennifer Connelly and Ben Wishaw both give great performances in a film that is just unfortunately too unfocused. Alice Englert (who also stars as Dylan in the film) makes her directorial debut here with a lot of style. The camerawork was very unique and interesting. The comedy at times I think works quite well and I actually think the film could have benefited from having more of it. The problem is I couldn't tell what the film wanted to be. Serious character study or comedy? It seems that she wanted both but fell short in both avenues. I think her heart was in the right place while making this and it even felt like it was probably personal to her. It's just a shame that I felt at arms length throughout the runtime and could never fully connect with the characters.

Reviewed by watsonroberts-94512 1 / 10

How?

How can a movie be this bad? Especially with Jennifer Connelly and Ben Whishaw as two of its leads.

The movie starts off with a woman, played by JCon, calling her daughter as she's about to go to a retreat with limited ability to contact the outside world. The leader of the retreat is played by Whishaw, who - as far as I can tell - has never given a bad performance in his life, and isn't about to start now.

Visually, it's a decent enough film. Some of the color grading (like in a hotel scene) can get a bit rough, but it's mostly at least competent, and some shots are very well done.

Where the film fails is in literally everything else. The characters are shallow nonsense; Connelly's character just kind of does things to move the plot forward, Whishaw's character is basically a big bag of nothingness, etc. The story veers off in a strange way that doesn't add to or advance anything that came before. The film has nothing going on upstairs and nothing to say beyond, "Influencers bad".

Add to that the complete lack of anything interesting going on... it's not just a bad movie; it's a painfully bad movie. Something like The Room or Birdemic can at least provide some entertainment while being bad; this doesn't even have that. It drags and drags and drags. It feels like it should end wayyy before it does. It's truly a terrible movie. Easily one of the worst I've seen.

Reviewed by avaritagrace-92215 7 / 10

Overall a beautiful movie

It had some really funny and heartwarming moments. There were a couple of scenes, towards the end, that felt very authentic and emotional. I think that the script brought up some lesser explored themes that I connected with. Jennifer Connelly is superb as always. I felt like the story could have been told a little bit more cohesively. But I think that Alice Englert, who also wrote and co-starred in it, did a great job for her directorial debut. Jennifer's clothing aesthetic comforted me and I will love her character for a long time. She has great comedic abilities even if she's often been typecasted to darker roles. There were some beautiful shots, especially the one at the end... that was absolutely stunning.

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