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From Book To Film 2024: The Bad Guys (2022)

Dates with showtimes for From Book To Film 2024: The Bad Guys (2022)
  • Fri, Jun 14
  • Sat, Jun 15
  1. 1:30 pm

Director: Pierre Perifel Run Time: 100 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2022

Starring: Anthony Ramos, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson, Marc Maron, Sam Rockwell

Country: United States
Language: English

From Book to Film at Gateway Film Center

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About the film:

Based on the bestselling graphic novel series written by Aaron Blabey, The Bad Guys (2022) is stylishly animated heist comedy from DreamWorks Animation.

Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys—Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, Mr. Piranha, and Ms. Tarantula, aka “Webs.” But after years of countless heists and being the world’s most wanted villains, the gang is finally caught. Mr. Wolf brokers a deal to keep them out of prison and fool the world into believing the Bad Guys have gone good.

“The Bad Guys is an awful lot of fun.”

—Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak

Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade, an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become… The Good Guys?

About the filmmaker:

Pierre Perifel is a french filmmaker and animator. He worked at DreamWorks Animation for close to 15 years on films like Shrek Forever After (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) and Rise of the Guardians (2012), before making his feature directorial debut with The Bad Guys (2022). Perifel is also a writer and director on the award-winning short films Le Building (2005) and Bilby (2018), which both screened at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

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