Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A-Z Challenge: Very Bad Things

Very Bad Things is a black comedy.  I am almost ashamed to admit how hard I laughed at this movie.  It's one where you will get it or you won't, and even if you get it, you may not find it funny.  After all, it's about a bachelor party gone wrong where a hooker gets killed and dismembered.  And then it gets weird...

Christian Slater turns in a great performance as a motivational speaker, who also happens to be the best man in this wedding party.  Never one to let reality get him down, his pep talks inspire his friends to go to great lengths to protect themselves from the accidental crime their buddy Michael (Jeremy Piven) committed.  But at every turn, things go from bad to worse, and the hooker is not the only one to die.

It would be a fun game to watch this movie and count the number of times it makes you say, "Oh no they di'nt!"  Even better if you drink each time you say it, but you may get alcohol poisoning by the time to get to the climactic wheelchair battle at the end.

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11 comments:

Lucy Adams said...

I am ashamed to admit that I rather enjoy dark comedies. I guess it stems from my fascination with humorous morbid pet stories.

Lucy

Johanna Garth said...

This is your second Christian Slater mention (that I've read) and so now I feel compelled to fess up to the deep crush I had on him all throughout my teen years!

Rick Daley said...

Lucy- Chalk it up as a guilty pleasure. We all have them.

Johanna- I didn't realize I was double-dipping on him until I started this post.

Donna Hole said...

I remember watching this movie. I loved it. I'll have to find it and watch again now. Thanks :)

.......dhole

D.G. Hudson said...

No comment. Better luck with the next movie.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Haven't seen that one.

Eric said...

Wow, I can't believe there's another awesome Christian Slater movie I haven't seen. I'll have to check this one out based on your recommendation.

Laurel said...

How did this slip past my radar? It sounds right up my alley! Grotesque, inappropriate humor? Yes, please!

Red said...

This sounds entirely fun. I like twisted and funny.
Red.

raymond alexander kukkee said...

I'm always interested in weird humor. I'm here because of the A to Z challenge and read Red's spotlight on you. ~R

Sharkbytes said...

Sounds like something to enjoy when in a particular mood. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at myqualityday.blogspot.com