Bad FeverHD Closed Captioning
Dustin Guy Defa
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Eddie (Kentucker Audley) bumbles his way through an agonizing courtship with Irene (Eleonore Hendricks), a manipulating drifter who videotapes their fleeting moments together. To express his true feelings for her, he orchestrates his debut stand-up performance at the local comedy club. Bad Fever is a witness to one man’s broken American dream and his eternal longing to find someone, anyone, who understands or even pretends to understand.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 6
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 3.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: As the camera skitters spastically around its troubled schlub, the film becomes a muddy, minimalist moan of desperation.
Fresh: Audley, a helmer in his own right, somehow infuses Eddie with a compelling presence that exerts an offbeat authenticity.
Fresh: From its opening white-letters-on-red-background credit sequence to its diligent focus on a wayward loner drifting about the outskirts of society and sanity, Bad Fever has the empathetic soul of '70s American filmmaking.
Rotten: Heavy on the awkward silences and joggling, invasive close-ups.
A quietly disarming tale of loneliness. Equal parts bleak, beautiful and tender, Bad Fever picks up where the great American films of the 1970's too abruptly left off.