Very Bad Things
- Peter Berg
Jon Favreau as Kyle Fischer
Cameron Diaz as Laura Garrety
Christian Slater as Robert Boyd
Daniel Stern as Adam Berkow
Jeremy Piven as Michael Berkow
Leland Orser as Moore
Jeanne Tripplehorn as Lois Berkow
In this dark comedy, Peter Berg's directorial debut, Kyle Fischer and Laura Garrety are about to get married, but not before Kyle heads to Las Vegas with four of his friends for the bachelor party from hell. After Micheal accidentally kills the stripper/prostitute, the boys decide not to call the police, but to bury her out in the desert instead. Of course, nothing goes as planned and the bodies keep piling up. I think anything else I tell you may be a spoiler, so I'll stop there.
This is one of the movies that I've noticed people are the most divided about. You either love it or you hate it. It's one of my personal favorites, and every time I mention it, people are either like, "Oh my God, you're a sick fuck!" or "I've never seen it." I've met one person who'd seen it and loved it.
Maybe you have to have a certain sense of humor to get it, but I really don't understand how people are grossly disturbed by it, since I sat down my 53 year-old mother and made her watch it and she laughed all the way through it. If it offends your delicate sensibilities, you're not as hardcore as you think you are.
One of the most 'classic' scenes from the movie is the speech that Robert Boyd gives once they have finished burying the bodies in the desert where he makes the claims that: "Our conviction and execution would only mean more death in this case, not less...we have all chosen life over death!" and "Hell is for cowards, for hypocrites, for people who fear to live by the strength of their own convictions!" This movie is disturbing, and I love it because of that.