SPOILER: Arlen is dropped outside the U.S. boarder where American law no longer applies. She awakens chained up captured by cannibals, who first remove first her arm, then her leg. In response Arlen covers herself in feces and uses this to escape on a skateboard. She is picked up and taken to a makeshift town named Comfort. Five months later, Arlen heads out to the desert, where she finds a woman and a young girl scavenging among waste. Realizing they are cannibals, Arlen shoots the mother but takes the girl back with her to Comfort. After Arlen drops acid she wanders out into the desert where she meets the Miami Man, the father of the child she took. Arlen and Miami Man grow closer on their journey to Comfort. Arlen finds her in Dream's harem and eventually manages to extract Miami Man's daughter. Arlen returns Miami Man's daughter to him before saying she wants to stay with him.
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 »
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 »
All the things you've done, have put you right here... with me. To life... life is The Dream. The only Dream. Cost lot to be here. Cost you an arm and a leg.
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This is another film that screams "I want to be a cult movie!" but just doesn't have what it takes. It starts out promising and then seems to have absolutely nowhere to go; it just becomes long, ponderous and self-indulgent. As someone who grew up going to midnight movies, "The Bad Batch" seems like its taken elements from these films ("El Topo," "Mad Max," "Kill Bill") and stitched them all together in the hopes it'll hit the mark somewhere. The performances in the film are adequate, but nothing in the script really demands much of the characters. Ms. Amirpour obviously had the support of actors like Diego Luna, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves, all of whom are seen briefly, but I'm willing to bet they never saw much of a script. At two hours, there's probably half an hour of real material here, the rest just feels like padding.
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