Lisa Schwarzbaum
March 08, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

Big Bad Love

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
111 minutes
Limited Release Date
02/22/02
performer
Arliss Howard, Debra Winger, Rosanna Arquette, Angie Dickinson, Paul Le Mat
director
Arliss Howard
author
Arliss Howard, Jim Howard
genre
Drama

We gave it a C+

The tone of this beery, bluesy film is dictated by the pickup-truck-lovin’ prose style of Mississippi writer Larry Brown, upon whose writing the short-story-size movie is based. Arliss Howard directs and stars as a romanticized antihero with a busted marriage and a burning need to write, even when he’s drunk and hurtin’; Arliss’ real-life wife, Debra Winger, appears as the struggling writer’s ex. There’s a whole lot of opulent Southern atmosphere going on — about some stunted, opaque characters.

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