Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV


      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Bottom of the World

      2017 1h 25m Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 70% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A man goes on a journey for truth after his girlfriend disappears. Read More Read Less

      Where to Watch

      Bottom of the World


      Critics Reviews

      View All (1) Critics Reviews
      Roger Moore Movie Nation An indie mystery-thriller that's all puzzle and no heart. Rated: 1.5/4 Jul 27, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (27) audience reviews
      Patricio P A very very bad copy of Lynch style Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/21/23 Full Review ronald h This is not a "bad" movie in the traditional sense of bad direction, bad acting, bad camera work. All three are actually fairly good, especially the camera work. What makes this movie so bad is its intent. It's sickens and disgusts us and does nothing else. It's possibly the most nihilistic and unpleasant movie I've ever seen. I won't even dignify it by writing a synopsis. Oh yeah, there's a mystery involving the female protagonist (played by Jena Malone), but she's so utterly hateful that it's virtually impossible to care about the resolution (which, as it turns out, is pretty cliched). There is nobody to like in this movie. Ted Levine, a good actor, should have known better than to take a gig like this. Douglas Smith, as the male protagonist, is just hapless, and that's it. Ernest Hemingway said, "What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after." See how you feel after sitting through this one, and you'll know what he meant. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review dave s Bottom of the World is both profoundly bad and profoundly stupid, all the while masquerading as a David Lynch-like piece of surrealism. But here is the difference: in a Lynch film, whether you like the characters or not, you are invested in them and care what happens to them because they are well-developed and meaningful in some way, whereas in Bottom of the World, the characters are drab, one-dimensional cut-outs. As a result, it simply isn't worth the viewer's time or energy to piece together the puzzle (if it in fact can be pieced together) because who cares what really happened, which means it's probably not worth the time to watch the film. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review georgan g Made no sense from beginning to end. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Totally and overwhelmingly stupid script Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Bottom of the World has to be nominated for one of the worst movies ever. The story made no sense and had some of the worst acting I have ever seen. The plot is that a young couple, Alex and Scarlett are on some sort of road trip, possibly travelling to California. Jena Malone plays Scarlett and she is one of the worst actresses I have ever seen. The guy who plays Alex looks like he could have used a good nap. The couple stays at a hotel and then all of a sudden things get weird. Scarlett soon disappears and Alex is confused as to what happened. A mysterious man in a hood may know, a television preacher may know, or maybe no one knows. The preacher was played by Ted Levine, wasted here. His role was confusing and meaningless. He was actually Scarlett's(?) father. Alex then "wakes up" and he has a different life, living with a different woman named Paige. He lives in a big fancy house and SPOILER, ends up living next door to the woman he thought was Scarlett, except she's not Scarlett and only knows Alex as her neighbor. Alex starts freaking out, questioning reality in the most absurd ways. The peas scene was so stupid. He starts drifting more and more into a confused state. Paige, his wife, sees him getting "sicker and sicker" yet does not seek to get him help. Also, her and Alex are never working, so how did they get the big fancy house. Alex tries to piece together why things are not how he remembers them. The story takes confusing turn after confusing turn. Even when some unexpected things happen or are explained, you are still left wondering "WTF?" Did i mention that Jena Malone is one of the worst actresses EVER? The whole movie was basically nothing, because what you were watching, wasn't really happening. The characters you started watching, weren't who they seemed and as in a better pyschological movie, Sixth Sense, there are some scenes which might have you second guessing and possibly watching them over to see if you pick up on any hints, except here, the movie was so bad, you wouldn't want to watch it again, if you actually made it to the end, the first time. I should have known this movie was trash when the lead actress started telling a story that was so horrible that if true, she was really a POS human being. After all the non-sense of the movie, turns out, she really was a POS human being. Then again, this movie was also a POS. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A man goes on a journey for truth after his girlfriend disappears.
      Richard Sears
      Alphonse Ghossein, Charlotte Walls
      Brian Gottlieb
      Production Co
      Zed Filmworks
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 5, 2017
      1h 25m
      Most Popular at Home Now