Bad Milo! is a horror comedy about Ken Marino giving birth repeatedly to a demonic butt-baby, a creature that resides in his intestinal tract and emerges to murder people who have given him grief. It's a weird and ultraviolent romp that becomes even more surreal when you realize it's actually a pretty touching story. Marino plays a put-upon office lackey tasked with firing his peers by day and dealing with fertility issues by night. His wife wants nothing more than to have a baby but instead has to deal with Milo, the cheesy puppet that doubles as Marino's spawn and soulmate. What results is a strange reversal of gender roles, with Marino nurturing Milo despite the creature's murderous habits. This is Marino's film all the way, and the comic vet of Wet Hot American Summer and Party Down effortlessly steps into the spotlight after decades in supporting roles. It helps that he's surrounded by an amazing supporting cast, including Patrick Warburton as a skeezy executive, Gillian Jacobs as the wife and Peter Stromare as a completely batshit therapist. Funny, touching and well-acted, it's officially the most well-rounded and best-executed film about a bloodthirsty butt-baby ever produced.
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- Release Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
- MPAA Rating: R
- Critic's Score: B
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