Rick Stevens is willing to do whatever it takes to try and win the heart of Nina Pennington. Even if this means dealing with a mobster's son, a group of strippers and his best friend's horny mother. No one ever said love was easy.
This is a slightly better than normal teen-age sex comedy due to the all-star cast, but it is still a teen sex comedy. The film centers around Rick Stevens (Nat Wolff) student of the William Henry Harrison High School. GO HAMSTERS! He is infatuated by pudgy Nina Pennington (Selena Gomez) and on a bet needs to bed her by Arbor Day. Nina is a religious girl who likes Satanic music and wants to be a priest.
Rick's mom (Mary-Louise Parker) goes to rehab drunk. His dad (Cary Elwes) stays away. His sister (Ashley Rickards) is a stripper who wants to go to Stanford. Through a number of circumstances both Rick and the movie go on a Bender (Elisabeth Shue) as the production takes advantage of the MILF craze.
The humor is over the top, crude, and at times funny too. In fact it tries too hard to be funny which is perhaps its downfall as it doesn't engage the audience into thinking. Good film for those who like sex romps.
This film by no means has an A-List cast but it does have a lot of recognisable faces including Selena Gomez, Elisabeth Shue, Dylan McDermott, Heather Graham, Jason Lee, Cary Elwes and Patrick Warburton. They only question I could think of half way through this film is how on earth did any of these actors think starring in this film was a good idea? I mean I assume that they never read the script or at the very least only were given a short synopsis of the plot which gave them the impression that Behaving Badly was going to be some sort of throwback to the classic 80s teen comedies. Well, let me assure that Behaving Badly is not one of those films and I can also add that the film deserves its score of 0% on a site that complies reviews of films to give an overall score.
Its rare to see such a horrible and unpleasant film like Behaving Badly which is apparently described as a comedy film online. Behaving Badly is not a comedy film, the best word to describe this film is nasty. This film is plain nasty, unpleasant, distasteful, awful, dreadful, horrible, loathsome, odious, atrocious; all of which would be fine if this so called comedy was actually funny. It's not. Now first of all let me add that I have no problem with gross out comedies or comedies with dark humour but this mess of a film is neither a gross out comedy or a dark humour film, this is just one nasty horrible film.
There is absolutely nothing to like about this film that asks us to root for an extremely obnoxious protagonist who in the films first 3 minutes manages to completely alienate you from his plight.Read more ›
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