MovieRob’s Birthday Bash of Potential Hidden Gems 2023 (#15 of 50) – Big Bad Mama (1974)

January is my birthday month, so I decided that I would try and do something quite unique and special for this milestone in my life. In the past, I’ve watched and reviewed some of my favorites movies, but this time, I will be doing something different.  This year, I will be turning 49, so I decided to watch 50 new movies (49+1 for good luck) (one for each year) that I’ve never seen from the year before my birth (1973) until today in a random order over the course of this month.  …

Hope you enjoy!

This is film #15 of the 50.

Let’s continue with… 

“That’s Goddamn blasphemy! ” – Reverend Johnson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Jan 2023)

Brief Synopsis – A single mother takes her two teenage daughters on a crime spree through the West during the Depression.

My Take on it – Horrendous film that makes one wonder why Angie Dickinson took this role. Loved seeing small roles by William Shatner, Tom Skerritt and Noble Willingham, but other than trying to spot them, this film doesn’t have much to offer. The story is a shooting spree of bullets and love and nothing seems to really find a way to ground the story or make the viewer care about the characters and their actions at any stage along the way.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In his autobiography ‘Up Till Now’, William Shatner said that he was afraid he was going to have an erection during the sex scene with Angie Dickinson. “Angie focused on my eyes, and then shyly let her bathrobe drop onto the floor. I stood there in awe. I was looking at the perfection of the female body. This was an ode to the beauty of woman. Her silken skin flowed mellifluously over her hips into the rising swells of her ripened breasts, her long blond hair just barely covering her…” But, after having asked Roger Corman to clear the set, Dickinson changed her mind, requesting the presence of most of the crew. “Finally, we shot the scene. It wasn’t nearly as…hard as I had feared. Everything was so technical.” Shatner wrote. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)


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