Behaving Badly (film)

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Behaving Badly
Behaving Badley Movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tim Garrick
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Tim Garrick
  • Scott Russell
Based on While I'm Dead Feed the Dog
by Ric Browde
Starring
Music by David Newman
Cinematography Mathew Rudenberg
Edited by Matt Friedman
Production
company
  • Mad Chance
  • Starboard Entertainment
Distributed by Vertical Entertainment
Release date
  • August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Behaving Badly is a 2014 American comedy film written and directed by Tim Garrick, which is the film adaptation of the 2000 Ric Browde autobiographical novel While I'm Dead Feed the Dog. It stars Nat Wolff and Selena Gomez alongside Mary-Louise Parker. The movie was released on video-on-demand on July 1, 2014, before a theatrical release on August 1, 2014.[1]

Plot[edit]

Teenager Rick Stevens (Nat Wolff), has a crush on Nina Pennington (Selena Gomez). When Rick realises that Nina broke up with her boyfriend Kevin Carpenter (Austin Stowell), he places a bet with Karlis Malinauskas (Nate Hartley), a mobster's son, that he will have sex with Nina before Arbor Day, leading to a serious chain of events from having sex with his best friend's mom (Elisabeth Shue), to having almost the whole town in jail, including Nina.[2]

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Production[edit]

Principal photography took place at John Burroughs Middle School in Los Angeles, California in August 2012. The shoot took twenty days to complete. Originally titled Feed The Dog since it is based on the book While I'm Dead Feed the Dog, the film changed its name in August 2012 to Parental Guidance Suggested[3] before being revised to Behaving Badly. The third title revision was largely due to the Billy Crystal/Bette Midler film Parental Guidance in the 2012 holiday season having already claimed the title, causing possible confusion. Browde, the author of the original autobiographical novel, has disavowed the film as going against the source material of his book.[4]

Release and Reception[edit]

in April 2014, it was announced Vertical Entertainment had acquired U.S distribution rights to the film.[5] The film was released in the United Kingdom straight to video on June 9, 2014.[6] The film was released in the United States on July 1, 2014, through video on demand, before being released in a limited release on August 1, 2014.[7][8]

The film received a 0% approval rate on Rotten Tomatoes[9] following 12 reviews, and a score of 18/100 on Metacritic suggesting "overwhelming dislike."[10] Despite this a few critics were less scathing of Gomez's performance.

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