Very Bad Things 1998 R CC

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A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches.

Starring:
Jon Favreau, Leland Orser
Runtime:
1 hour 42 minutes

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Very Bad Things

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Genres Thriller, Comedy
Director Peter Berg
Starring Jon Favreau, Leland Orser
Supporting actors Cameron Diaz, Christian Slater, Rob Brownstein, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Joey Zimmerman, Tyler Cole Malinger, Kobe Tai, Russell B. McKenzie, Pancho Demmings, Blake Gibbons, Angelo Di Mascio Jr., Lawrence Pressman, Steve Fitchpatrick, Brian Grandison, John Cappon, Linda Klein
Studio Universal Studios
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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This movie is the funniest thing I have ever seen.
Michael John Gariti
All the more making this a move that's really worth seeing for those who don't like movies that just connect-the-dots and paint-by-numbers.
Dane R. Youssef
In the end, I laughed, realizing this is a very good, very "bad", dark comedy.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By SuperJenn on January 13, 2006
Format: DVD
If you don't like dark comedy at all, you'll probably hate this movie like so many of the other reviewers. That's a shame, because Very Bad Things is just wicked, and that's what makes it great. I actually went to see this in the theater when it first came out. I was definitely shocked, and quite pleased, to see something like this as it was different than most shiny, happy people movies out there. I can't even think of another movie to liken it to. A group of guys go to Vegas for a bachelor party. Lots of drugs and partying, and a gorgeous stripper who winds up dead. It's purely an accident, and the group covers things up. Or so they think. But there's a lot of loose ends and loose cannons and the fun in this movie is watching them all get tied. Christian Slater is just wonderful and if you love him, you'll love this movie. I couldn't have been more delighted to find it for $5.50. The ending is probably the most disturbing of all, so for all those dark comedy fans, Very Bad Things is full of all the guilty pleasures that we love.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 12, 2000
Format: DVD
If you watch this movie at a very shallow level, only looking at the gory scenes and the unfortunate outcomes, then yes, it's a horrible movie. But seasoned movie watchers who know how to go deeper and see beyond the ugly surface will find this to be a very interesting and well-made movie. It is a portrayal of how extreme circumstances, fear and guilt can make ordinary people do things that are totally out of the ordinary, how one small mistake can eventually culminate into devastating the lives of so many - it's like watching an entire mountain burn down from one little cigarette. Some hate it. I respect that. But I LOVE it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "marcbess" on December 16, 2000
Format: DVD
"Very Bad Things" is one of the sickest and darkest comedies ever made. It is also one of the funniest films I've seen in a very long time. The Farrelly brothers have been put to shame through the dark humor of director Peter Berg and the great cast. This can be a depressing and hard-to-watch film at times, but it is absolutely hilarious. Cameron Diaz hilariously does a total turn-around from her sunny, happy roles in films such as "There's Something About Mary" as a bride who will do anything - even kill - to get married. Christian Slater pretty much reprises his character from "Heathers" as the orchestrator of all the mayhem that ensues after the accidental killing of a hooker. The film is a sick and hilarious romp from beginning to end. I loved it.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 7, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
This one was recommended to me by my sister, and I would have liked to say that I really enjoyed, but I didn't. It starts off with the groom-to-be Kyle Fisher (Jon Favreau) leaving for Las Vegas with his four buddies (played by Leland Orser, Christian Slater, Daniel Stern, and Jeremy Piven) for a wild stag party. However, things go horribly wrong when the Asian stripper (played by Kobé Tai) is impaled, literally and metaphorically, to the wall. To cover this up, they kill the hotel security guard, then dismember and bury their remains in the desert. Even though they swear to secrecy, the problem doesn't go away, and soon they're killing more people and turning on each other.
A lot of the characters in "Very Bad Things" are very unredeemable and it's hard to feel any sympathy for them (Boyd, for one, played by Slater), save for perhaps Adam (Daniel Stern), who has an overactive conscience. And as for being a comedy--I don't think so. It's very violent. Horror fans might like this--however, being one, I wasn't expecting this; I was expecting a dark comedy. I only laughed a few times when some of the guys got what they deserved, but more than not I was grimacing. So, yeah, in a twisted way it is funny, but this isn't a movie I'd necessarily recommend, unless you're really into black, black--and I mean black--comedies. It's almost an acquired taste.
In summary: as a comedy it was bad, very bad; but as a thriller, it was good. So, the movie averages out to 3˝ stars for me.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By DSG on February 25, 2005
Format: DVD
yes they have done some very bad things. great movie

shocks you, scares you, thrills you, chills you, makes you laugh all at once almost. highly recommend this one. it's different roles for each character. and they play their parts part well. I was definitely shocked after seeing this the first time thru. I shall watch it again and again. the ending is nice. the story is very twisted at times. but I think it helps the viewer think of what might happen next before they show it. I am glad I have this on dvd. a true shocking classic movie. That goes to show you that when you do "very bad things" sooner or later your conscience will eat away at you for them and you'll either beg and confess or something else. quite a shock of a movie they made. but it's worth the watch always
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By kendall lopere on November 21, 2003
Format: DVD
Let me preface my review by saying that "Very Bad Things" is not for everybody. It was the first movie I'd ever seen where people walked out of the cinema within the first half hour. Possibly just after the scene with the stripper in the bathroom...
Let me begin my review by saying that I love this movie. It slaps us in the face with several themes we'd really rather not think about and forces us to for an opinion on situations we'll hopefully never have to encounter. In many ways the movie resembles "Kill Bill vol. 1." in that the totally over-the-top nature of the violence renders it cartoon-like and therefore meaningless. Pretend that this is set in an alternate universe if it makes you feel better...
The central theme explored in the movie is "Karma", the concept that what goes around comes around. The guys go to Vegas for a bachelor party that goes horribly wrong, and they all end up paying for it in different ways. Comparisons have been drawn between this movie and "Shallow Grave", but I'd also say that "Stag" and "Deliverance" are also valid reference points. Cameron Diaz plays the same character she does in "A life less ordinary", while Jon Favreau revisits "Mikey" from Swingers.
The movie is shockingly brutal in it's portrayal of the limits people will go to in order to lead a quiet life, and while the end of the movie does take on a somewhat farcical tone, it is ultimately nice to see the wheel of karma spin right round.
If you like black comedies, Vegas and Deliverance, you'll love Very Bad Things.
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