Buddy Boy (1999)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller


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An introvert relieves the tedium of caring for his invalid mother by spying on his neighbor.


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10 January 2006 | Howlin Wolf
8
| There's something strange in your neighbourhood...
This film offers such a vivid depiction of mental illness that I found myself slightly disturbed after I had done watching it (I'm OK now, though!!) It will appeal to those who are fans of unsettling psychological horror that explores one person's mental state. Other films that I'm sure this one carries the influence of, include: "The Driller Killer", "Psycho", "Bad Boy Bubby"...

I'm no psychiatrist, but it struck me how it might be possible to get so wrapped up in one person, that you begin projecting your issues onto them once they've let you down; because up until then they'd been the only reliable, stable figure in your life. Throw in religious crises, which have the ability to make you even more uncertain, and you've got the recipe for one seriously messed-up individual. There is imagery contained within to turn your stomach and make your head spin. Take a chance on "Buddy Boy" if you're in the mood for a walk on the wild side; I just hope you come back unscathed... !

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Release Date:

24 March 2000

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,651 26 March 2000

Gross USA:

$12,597

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,597

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