Big Bad Love 2001

Big Bad Love

Critics Consensus

A boozy depiction of a struggling writer, Big Bad Love is too messy and self-indulgent.

41%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 58

70%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,189

Where to watch

Other Movies

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Big Bad Love Photos

Movie Info

An investigation into what it takes to make a thing. A chair, a soufflé, a pistol, a bridge. They come into being out of a certain restlessness, an irrefutable drive to put something where nothing was before. It's about running after something that you can never catch, and running from something you can never elude: As many kinds of love as there are in the world, the ones that make your heart beat fastest and the blood rush around in your head are usually the ones you can't put down.

Cast

Debra Winger
as Marilyn
Angie Dickinson
as Mrs. Barlow
Michael Parks
as Mr. Aaron
Alex Van
as Deputy
Sigourney Weaver
as Betti Deloreo
Kevin Mitchell
as Twin No. 1
Matt Mitchell
as Twin No. 2
Michael Williamson
as Young Barlow
Coleman Barks
as Minister
Gloria Winters
as Mrs. Shepard
Melody Wilson
as Young Mrs. Barlow
Jacob McNally
as Farmer's Son
Ian McAnally
as Farmer's Son
Bob Muse
as Lost Freezer Guy
Jo-Ann Robinson
as One Night Stand
Jacob McAnally
as Farmer's Son
Cool Man
as Himself
Kenny Brown
as Boxcar Marine/R.L.'s Band
Christie Jackson
as Betti Deloreo
Reginald Wilson
as Boy Athlete
Ed Hicks
as Judge
Jaymee Vowel
as Rebuffing Woman
L. Jay Mckinney
as Geranium Drunk
Larry Brown
as Mr. Barlow
Cedric Burnside
as R.L.'s Band
View All

Critic Reviews for Big Bad Love

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (34)

Audience Reviews for Big Bad Love

  • Sep 27, 2007
    [font=Century Gothic]In "Big Bad Love," Leon Barlow(Arliss Howard, who also directed and co-wrote) is an aspiring writer who tapes his rejection letters to his bathroom wall. His wealthy friend, Monroe(Paul Le Mat), gets him the occasional job housepainting, where they hang out together, followed by much drinking of beer. Due to his economic situation, Leon is often unable to come up with the child support for the two children he walked out on.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Big Bad Love" is a rambling stream of consciousness movie that stays one step ahead of total incomprehension. It is a tricky approach to take with a movie because the reality and the fantasy can be hard to tell apart at times but here it works due to Howard's keen visual eye which does a very good job of showing Leon's mental state.(And it is especially clear that Leon has not had sex in a good long while.) But a little of that goes a long way, and after a while, it does get tedious before a huge event shakes up the movie, shoving it into an entirely new direction. In the end, the movie might have worked had it been about 20-30 minutes shorter.[/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer

Big Bad Love Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides