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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$177,680 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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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 »

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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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Fantastic Light Displays, Beautiful People and other Charms
2 October 2016 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

Desert exile, a cult leader with an armed and pregnant harem and roaming gangs of hungry cannibals, are only some of the worries for solitary Arlen. She is very resourceful and open minded though. She manages to make her way on a gnawed leg, to a frontier settlement of free dealing outlaws. Arlen attempts to lay low in this town with an apparently abandoned little girl and her pet rabbit. With the cult leader showing interest in the pair and a burly cannibal searching for his little girl, Arlen is faced with some difficult choices. There are truths she needs to find for herself.

There are glimmers of Amirpour's amazing previous film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, including funky music, fantastic light displays, beautiful people, charming spontaneity, skateboards, gorgeous hot pants and grisly encounters. Keanu Reeves makes a delightful appearance as the harem loving cult leader and Jim Carrey as an impulsive and sunburnt hermit. I wish there was more depth to the dialogue. Long pauses work better with excellent actors, and the stars of the film do not have this range yet. Seen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.


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