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Bad Behaviour

November 2, 2023
1hr 47min
Status: released

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Bad Behaviour Movie Details:

Movie NameBad Behaviour
Country New Zealand
Language English
GenreComedy, Drama
Release DateJanuary 21, 2023 (Sundance)
November 2, 2023 (New Zealand)
Running Time1hr 47min
CastJennifer Connelly
Alice Englert
Dasha Nekrasova
Karan Gill
Marlon Williams
Ben Whishaw
Directed by Alice Englert
Written byAlice Englert
Produced byDesray Armstrong
Molly Hallam
Cinematography by Matt Henley
Edited by Simon Price
Music byCameron Tuliloa McArthur
Alice Englert
Production CompanySandy Lane Productions
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New Zealand Film Commission
Beehive Productions
Distributor Ahi Films
Box Office Collection$85,950

Bad Behaviour Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Jennifer Connelly as Lucy, a former child actress
  • Alice Englert as Dylan, Lucy’s daughter and stunt performer
  • Dasha Nekrasova as Beverly
  • Karan Gill as Leonard
  • Marlon Williams as Elmore
  • Ben Whishaw as Elon Bello, a spiritual leader
  • Beulah Koale as Dion
  • Ana Scotney as Petunia
  • Alistair Sewell as Tom


Lucy, a former child actor, seeks enlightenment at a retreat led by spiritual leader Elon while she navigates her close yet turbulent relationship with her stunt-performer daughter, Dylan.

About Bad Behaviour Movie:

  • The directorial debut of Alice Englert.
  • Bad Behaviour premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2023.
  • The film was released in select New Zealand cinemas on November 2, 2023; in the UK the film was released on Icon Film Channel on December 4, 2023, followed by the release in cinemas on January 5, 2024. The film received positive reviews from critics.