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  Bad Thing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Bad Thing, written with capital letters for added emphasis (and with the words similarly emphasised when spoken) is something which has negative consequences for the subject under discussion.
Very Bad Thing is an emphasized form, often seen as its plural Very Bad Things.
Since in these two sources the Bad Things include death, in the U.S. the term has come to be a sort of ironic euphemism for a serious problem whose consequences would be lengthy and horrifying to describe.
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 Very Bad Things - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Very Bad Things is a 1998 fl comedy film, directed by Peter Berg.
Kyle Fisher (played by Jon Favreau) is a matter of days away from his wedding and welcomes his stag weekend as a chance to break free from the pressure from his fiancé, Laura (played by Cameron Diaz), to have everything perfect.
Things are as chaotic as they expected in their hotel in Vegas - drink, drugs and a stripper.
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 Very Bad Things   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Very Bad Things, in keeping with its finger-wagging, moralistic title, raises this level of crime and punishment to hysterical, self-castigating farce.
The really bad thing here isn't the clueless male characters' boozing, whoring, coke snorting, and serial killing -- it's pert and driven Laura (Cameron Diaz, minus hair gel and sunny disposition), the bride-to-be of colorless stockbroker Kyle (Jon Favreau, long-suffering to the point of inertia).
Very Bad Things indulges in its title indiscretions and punishes itself for them, but the film never comes close to understanding the underlying good and evil.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/movies/98/11/26/VERY_BAD_THINGS.html   (679 words)

 O.F.C.S.: The Online Film Critics Society
Very Bad Things was routinely described as “offensive,” “violent,” and “masochistic.” Though this vocabulary is exercised to disapprove, it would recommend an exploitation film released two decades prior.
Very Bad Things is currently imprisoned in repeat airings on Comedy Central, where it exists in a severely truncated form (in another decade this film may have been banned in some countries).
Very Bad Things is endorsed by the terms used angrily to describe it; the more violent and less tasteful the film the better.
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 TNMC Movies: The Club Reviews: Very Bad Things
I was utterly appalled, and actually wished everyone had died so we wouldn’t have to witness the final scene, which once and for all removes the line that borders between shock and poor taste.
Very bad things had all of the potential to be a really good bad movie, but it's really tough to enjoy with your wife sitting next to you reminding you how awful every scene is. Think Heather's only far worse and far more outlandish.
I'm still disturbed from the things that happened and I'm kind of disappointed that Cameron Diaz didn't die, because she wouldn't stop whining.
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 TheMovieBoy Review: Very Bad Things (1998)
"Very Bad Things," is the most delightfully morbid film of the year, a movie that goes so far over the deep end with its outrageousness and violence that I couldn't help but be won over by the material.
"Very Bad Things," which is actor Peter Berg's feature film directing debut, is the shockingly perverse and wicked comedy that, "There's Something About Mary," wanted to be.
During the second act of the film, some of the fun was beginning to slightly dwindle due to so much death, which was beginning to undermine the humor, but it eventually recouped itself with a climax that has to be seen to be believed.
www.themovieboy.com /reviews/v/98_verybadthings.htm   (713 words)

 CNN - Review: Darkness in 'Very Bad Things' nearly works - December 3, 1998
That leads to a truly gruesome, highly unamusing scene in which the buddies press their weight against the bathroom door as the victim pounds on it, screaming and gurgling himself to death.
It's too bad, then, that so many talented actors have wasted their energy on this thing.
"Very Bad Things" is a smorgasbord of illegal, vile, and bloody.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/Movies/9812/03/review.very.bad.things   (1166 words)

 Very Bad Things   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It's hard to know exactly how to feel about Very Bad Things without knowing exactly what Berg thought he was doing—and since the film betrays no real sense of purpose on its own, one is left to speculate.
Very Bad Things may seem dangerous if you don't look at it too closely, but really it's just a series of tricks.
Very Bad Things is not so much an immoral movie as one made in a moral vacuum, as if the director left his conscience on the shelf when he went to work in the morning.
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 Very Bad Things: Cinephiles Movie Review
Making his directorial debut with Very Bad Things, writer-director Peter Berg creates a dark comedy in which situations are resolved in the worst possible ways.
While the characters are shown getting drugged and drunk in their hotel suite, one takes the prostitute into the restroom where they begin to have sex and where a sudden twist of events launches the rest of the story into repeated attempts of covering up an unintentional murder.
Alluding more to the spectator's morbid side than to a genuine curiousity (of how the conflicts will be resolved), Very Bad Things relies exclusively on its capacity to shock (due to its graphic nature), and to be utterly "unpolitically correct" by building its comedy from the practical immorality of its characters.
www.cinephiles.net /Very_Bad_Things/Film-Synopsis.html   (226 words)

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Very Bad Things By Peter Berg 9/2/97 Fade In: TITLE SEQUENCE...
The one thing we are sure of is that MICHEAL is fucking the hell out of Tina in the bathroom.
MICHEAL Lois we were bad, we were very, very bad.
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 Very Bad Things (1998): Reviews
Very Bad Things is a guy film, and, as such, it's a dog.
Very Bad Things is lack-of-taste taken to the extreme.
There is a line between gallows humor and tastelessness, but Very Bad Things apparently doesn't have a clue where that might be.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/verybadthings   (933 words)

 Movie Review - Very Bad Things
Very Bad Things is a film about a bachelor party gone bad when the entertainment, a stripper, is accidentally killed.
There is a dog in several scenes, sitting and riding in a van or car, sitting on a coach, digging in the dirt, and barking.
When the dog is in the backyard, the original dog was replaced by a canine stunt double with three legs.
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 Very Bad Things
Very Bad Things, which features a grand total of two good moments, is the worst movie I've had the misfortune of seeing on the big screen this year - yes, worse than
This means he's actually as bad a writer/director as he is an actor.
It's been said that good fl comedy makes dark and nasty things funny, and bad fl comedy just assumes that they are.
www.geocities.com /tyrannorabbit/verybad.html   (518 words)

Black comedy: Things spiral out of control and progressively worsen as several friends try to cover up the accidental death of a stripper at a bachelor party.
The one thing she's not happy with is Kyle's choice of friends, and the fact that they want to take him out for one last night of freedom before the wedding only furthers her dislike toward them.
As it stands, while I understand what the filmmakers are striving for, they don't manage to balance that fine line of comedy and violence, and the picture consequently lands in the realm of the unfunny with a thud.
www.screenit.com /movies/1998/very_bad_things.html   (2181 words)

 Very Bad Things
Things go from bad to worse as the friends turn on each other in their desperate attempt to conceal their secret and as events take them by surprise the mortality rate begins to climb!
I'll start by pointing out that Very Bad Things is not going to be to everyones taste.
For me at least Very Bad Things is a very good thing indeed and essential viewing.
www.bestdvd.co.uk /reviews/rev_verybadthings.html   (448 words)

The first step to making a film that has so many repulsive moments in it is to have a lead character that is good, decent and worth watching.
Diaz has some funny moments as the fiancee who's waited and prepared her whole life for her wedding day, but she turns evil as well when it looks like the boys are going to ruin her plans.
Though she was fairly obsessive about her big day, I really don't think she would turn to murder because things weren't picture perfect.
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 'Very Bad Things' (R)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
And in the case of "Very Bad Things," what they have no respect for is bad taste.
Basically a study in the evils of men in groups, it follows a gang of not very lovable white-collar Joes who head to Vegas for a bachelor party that will feature all those favorite boy vices – alcohol, cocaine, gambling, and sex with "cheap hotel whores," as the movie puts it.
But boys will be boys, which is to say they will be bad: One of the lesser of them, a loser played by Jeremy Piven, accidentally kills the prostitute in the bathroom.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/verybadthingshunter.htm   (577 words)

 Very Bad Things DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Very Bad Things is a Very Mean Movie.
Mean spirited, cruel, reprehensible, conscienceless, and a Very Bad Thing.
Tina and Michael do their sexual thing in the bathroom until she hits the back of her head on a projecting object attached to the wall.
www.amateurhometheater.com /Reviews/verybadthings.htm   (531 words)

 Reel Reviews - Very Bad Things
This made it very confusing at points, and silly because Stern and Piven were supposed to be brothers but looked more like their buddies than like each other.
C: The only thing I at all even remotely liked was Christian Slater’s character, because he was so good at being sleazy, and because he didn’t scream all the time.
This movie is just so undeniablly bad that, where as at this point I would usually say wait for the video release, I will not.
www.unb.ca /bruns/9899/Issue13/Entertainment/movie.html   (791 words)

 Ottawa XPress - Film - Movie details - Very Bad Things
But no matter what, and even if the story is not very convincing and quite immoral, you have to admit that all the actors give an unexpectedly complexed performance.
Very Bad Things should change it's title now to Very Bad Film because it has become a joke in the movie industry.
Very Bad Things makes no sense at all and the plot is very weak.
www.ottawaxpress.ca /film/movie.aspx?iIDFilm=1705   (546 words)

 Very Bad Things   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
That is not a good thing in case you didn't know.
Lean, lean, lean, no gas, very hot temperatures, high air to fuel ratios, bad, bad, bad.
I actually thought my gauges were broken because I had never seen a motor read that bad on that many cylinders.
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 Movie (Metro Times Detroit)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The men who populate Very Bad Things, the writing-directing debut of actor Peter Berg (The Last Seduction), represent the clear, lethal distillation of the American dream.
When the woman is accidentally killed and they conspire to cover up her death, the slight moral foundation under these rootless men's feet suddenly gives way.
Whatever savage commentary Peter Berg is making about the hidden rage of American guyville gradually loses its impact as Very Bad Things progresses from one outrageous episode to the next, dulling the satire's overall impact.
www.metrotimes.com /editorial/review.asp?id=53211   (441 words)

"In the Company of Men" and "There's Something About Mary" are both good movies, but "Very Bad Things" proves that their styles go together about as well as the good inventions of toasters and baths.
Let it be said that the acting in "Very Bad Things" is, for the most part, faultless.
Piven, whose character is not very clearly defined in the writing, makes him interesting nonetheless.
www.ukcritic.com /verybadthings.html   (1067 words)

 Very Bad Things   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Very Bad Things tells the tale of a bachelor party that goes horribly wrong.
Things begin to go bad when the stripper (Carla Scott) hired by Boyd meets an unfortunate, accidental demise.
Filmmakers should learn never to use words like "Very Bad" in the title of their films.
www.cinematter.com /movie.php3?vbt   (271 words)

 JamesBowman.net | Very Bad Things   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Very Bad Things, written and directed by Peter Berg, aspires to be a fl comedy but it forgets to be comic.
The title is a true enough description of what is to be found inside, but as none of the bad things are also funny, the movie itself is merely.
Adam refuses to bury them until the mixed up parts of the two bodies, all sawed up so as to fit in the suitcases, are unmixed and put together as one person on account of Jewish law.
www.jamesbowman.net /review.asp?pubID=1203   (662 words)

 JoBlo reviews the movie "Very Bad Things"
Having said that, the ending was ironically hilarious, and the overall audacity of the cast, and most of all, Peter Berg was a sight to behold.
This movie is only for people who appreciate dark, dark humour under very bad, horrible circumstances.
Bad criticism almost prevented me from seeing this dark little film, which I thought lived up to its title, and then some.
www.joblo.com /verybadthings.htm   (1393 words)

 Rent Very Bad Things. Tesco DVD Rentals - the easiest way to rent DVDs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Supposedly a comedy-thriller it is neither thrilling or funny, just stupid and sick, a complete waste of celluloid, time and the talents of the cast.
Stick with it though, after the first (!) murder things go from bad to worse, not for the viewer though.
This film is great, an all time favourite of mine, absoloutley hilarious, in a way that you feel you shouldn't laugh but you just have to.
www.tescodvdrental.com /visitor/product_detail.html?product_id=40216   (1765 words)

Variety: Very Bad Things to represent US in film festival.
(Do you think Very Bad Things is going to be a breakthrough for Christian Slater?) There were a total of 74 votes of which a overwhelming 51 people voted yes.
It's a good sign because such a talented actor like CS should never be allowed to fade away just because of a bad mistake.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Boulevard/7395/vbt.htm   (410 words)

 Images - Very Bad Things
However, Very Bad Things is as ill-conceived a movie as I've ever seen.
In Very Bad Things, however, the visuals carry the rush of an alcoholic bender.
Apparently, it's supposed to be so bad, so extreme, that it becomes funny, but director Peter Berg has no idea of how to approach this material.
www.imagesjournal.com /issue07/reviews/verybadthings/text.htm   (626 words)

 'Very Bad Things' (R)
liding back and forth between "fl" and "comedy" like a badminton shuttlecock, the bipolar "Very Bad Things" is enough to give you whiplash.
Some of the graphic gore is so over the top that it transcends horror, as when the blood-spattered boys attempt to cut up the jiggling flesh of their victims with what looks like a power jigsaw, but most of the time it's just revolting.
After a while, you'll either be laughing at everything like a lunatic or cowering in your seat, afraid to even look at the screen.
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