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Bad Milo

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Horror-comedy is really gross but not very scary or funny.

Movie R 2013 85 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Very decent horror/comedy flick!

I watched Bad Milo not really knowing what to expect, but because of good online reviews I gave it a go. I thought it was pretty well done for a comedy/horror. Very silly and often disturbing! Yes it was funny, it was not very scary but definitely gory! One thing is for sure, Milo is so adorable! It's about a man named Duncan (Ken Marino) who is having a hard time at work including his presentation being erased from his hard drive and his retirement fund disappears which also upsets his wife, Sarah (Gillian Jacobs). But Duncan is having stomach issues and one night while on the toilet, Duncan gives "birth" to a creature that comes out of his butt (nothing graphic shown). That creature is called Milo. Milo has bad tendencies to hurt and kill those that Duncan does not like, which upsets Duncan because he is a good man and has no intentions of hurting anyone. Scared and frustrated, Duncan turns to a hypnotherapist (Peter Stormare) for help but with no guaranteed results. It is not a serious movie, it's only mindless fun to kill time with. Language is strong throughout with f-words, sh*t, b*tch @ss and much more. Violence is very strong and disturbing with the main point being that Milo comes out of Duncan's butt and also goes back in when he's done killing - it is followed by noises of pain and farting sounds. Milo kills several characters with lots of blood and gore. Milo bites off a mans penis which is shown for about 6 seconds. Though when Milo isn't killing, he's as cute as can be. Sexual content isn't too bad but includes a man going down on a woman in an alley, she moans but nothing is shown. He later masturbates when she refuses to return the favor (not graphic). Sexual innuendo between a couple at a dinner table. Pack of condoms are shown. Married couples kiss. No drinking but an old man is said to be a pothead and you see him smoking in one scene (hard to tell, I thought it was a cigarette at first!) Some will think it's stupid, some will think it's hilarious. You be the judge. Safe for 16++!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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Bad Milo probably wanted to be gleefully naughty, but instead it's just bad. The basic idea of the movie -- the id taking on a physical form and committing unspeakable acts -- has been done many times in horror movies. (The Brood and Basket Case come to mind.) Written by Benjamin Hayes and Jacob Vaughan and directed by Vaughn, Bad Milo only adds the idea of the creature living inside a man's anus, which is just gross, as well as some humor, though it isn't very funny. The main problem with this kind of movie is that the main character is required to be a passive milquetoast, and unless there's a certain amount of sympathy for him, it just doesn't work. Marino's comical straight man character doesn't generate any laughs or sympathy. And often the humor that's going on around him is of the "shock" variety, as well as the same joke repeated again and again.

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