A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017)

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A comedy about two would-be thieves who accidentally arm the alarm system and have to break out of the house they just broke into. When they discover an unexpected housesitter, they suddenly have to deal with a hostage situation, double crosses, sexual tensions, and discoveries that make their difficult escape even more dubious.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

"A Bad Idea Gone Wrong" is like a decent late-night supper thrown together with random items from the back of the fridge and a cupboard or two. It can be a nice surprise, but show up too hungry and you might be left wanting.

Nov 30, 2017 | Full Review…

First-time filmmaker Jason Headley, directing from his own screenplay, keeps his concoction moving briskly and humorously, with a light sprinkling of acceptably sweet sentimentality here and there.

Nov 15, 2017 | Full Review…
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The screenplay consistently produces moments that induce chuckles, if not belly laughs. There's also just enough well-earned sentiment thrown in to provide a nice counterpoint to the farcical humor.

Mar 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the film's situation and dialogue fail to push A Bad Idea Gone Wrong successfully across the finish line. It's situation just doesn't feel dangerous enough.

Feb 26, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This little would-be heist comedy proves an engaging trifle-nothing more than an extended sitcom, but a pretty good one.

Dec 7, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A Bad Idea Gone Wrong does what many studio comedies failed to do this year by delivering a solid comedy with heart.

Nov 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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