Bad Fever Poster

Release Date: 2010

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
A humorless loner performs at a comedy club to impress a drifter.

Cast: Kentucker Audley, Eleonore Hendricks, Dane Stevens, Allison Baar, Hayward Buchanan, Dustin Guy Defa, Scott Parisi, Annette Wright

Director: Dustin Defa

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • In Bad Fever, Dustin Guy Defa's sad-sack indie drama about loneliness and urban ennui, a stand-up routine becomes an outlet for personal pain, the stage a place to unload baggage. show more

  • If Defa's aesthetics are mundane, his leads' performances are not, especially in the case of Audley, whose darting eyes and hushed, stuttering speech express confused longing with transfixing train-wreck magnetism. show more

  • Mr. Defa and his cinematographer, Mike Gioulakis, are united in their disdain for information over mood: as the camera skitters spastically around its troubled schlub, the film becomes a muddy, minimalist moan of desperation. show more

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