Buddy Boy (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Buddy Boy (2000)




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In this bizarre drama that would seem to have "cult item" written all over it, Francis (Aidan Gillen) is a severely introverted young man with a speech impediment who shares a shabby apartment with his bedridden mother, Sal (Susan Tyrrell). Francis has developed certain voyeuristic tendencies which are satisfied through his job in a photo lab, where he helps process other people's snapshots all day. Soon Sal has a new boarder, a massive plumber named Vic (Mark Boone Junior), and Francis notices that a beautiful woman has moved in across the street -- who, to his delight, never draws her curtains. One day, while walking home, Francis sees the woman being attacked by a mugger, and he's able to rescue her. The grateful woman introduces herself as Gloria (Emmanuelle Seigner) and begins flirting with Francis; the evening ends with Francis in Gloria's bed, hardly able to believe his good fortune. However, he can't help watching her from across the street, and when the staunchly vegetarian Gloria is gobbling down some meat, he begins to suspect that not everything is what it seems to be, leading him into a labyrinth of violence and murder. The score was composed by Michael Brook, with contributions from Brian Eno.


Aidan Gillen
as Francis
Harry Groener
as Father Gillespie
Hector Elias
as Mr. Salcedo
Richard Assad
as Haroonian
Tom McCleister
as Mr. Jones
Irene Roseen
as Navajo Clad Woman
Jessica Goana
as Love Pendant Girl
Thomas Prisco
as Yoga Man
Joyce Guy
as Another Woman
Ray Miceli
as The Arguing Man
Linda Manz
as (uncredited)
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

As a movie made up of interesting images and even a few ideas worth considering, it is recommended.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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