By Bruce Fretts
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:54 AM EDT

Big Bad Love

B-
type
  • Movie

Finally, a film that answers the question, What the hell happened to Debra Winger? After a seven-year absence from movies, she produced and costars in husband Howard’s frustratingly opaque directorial debut. The Full Metal Jacket veteran casts himself as a wildly unsuccessful Southern writer yearning to reconnect with his ex-wife (Winger). Visually striking and potently acted, Love refuses to make sense, careening between surrealism and impressionism. Still, it’s hard to hate a drama that gives plum roles to too-little-seen actors like Paul Le Mat (Melvin and Howard) and Angie Dickinson, who steals her every scene as Howard’s big, bad mama.

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Big Bad Love

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 111 minutes
director
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