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Brigsby Bear (2017)

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Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story ... See full summary »

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Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself. Written by Brigsby Bear Productions

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief sexuality, drug material and teen partying | See all certifications »
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21 September 2017 (Australia)  »

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$39,652 (USA) (30 July 2017)

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$337,985 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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Following the world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017 at the Eccles theatre during the Q&A, the cast were asked what attracted them to the project. Mark Hamill talked about how much he liked the script and the originality of the story, but also joked: 'Also, I actually had lines. You know, that's always a bonus for me'. This is a reference to the fact that all of his lines were cut from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). See more »

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Dramatic comedy with strange, yet fresh approach
22 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brigsby Bear is a dramatic comedy with a strange, yet fresh new approach. I was expecting to be bored, but instead I found this film highly entertaining and moving at times. Although it is definitely odd and had me asking lots of questions at the beginning, it is well done and I will probably go see this film again once it's released in theaters.

James (Kyle Mooney) lives in an underground bunker with his kidnapper "parents." We quickly learn of his obsession with "Brigsby," a television series about a bear and his adventures. Once he is rescued from his capturers, he attempts to survive in this massive new world, only to learn that his treasured show is not real. As he struggles to reinvent "Brigsby Bear," he ends up not only completing the show's story, but also finding completion to his own.

Star Wars fans will be interested to see their beloved Mark Hamill in a totally different role here. He plays the kidnapper, Ted Hope. I have to say, he completely nails the character and, with his grungy looking beard, I almost did not recognize him.

My favorite character is James. He plays a very quirky, awkward young man. He is inspiring and makes you feel an immediate connection. I not only found myself intrigued by his story, but cheering for him to achieve his goal. I like how, even though he grows throughout the film, his character never truly changes. Others ultimately accept him for who he is. This is something I would like to see in real life.

This film is rated PG-13 due to a few sexual references and some mature content although nothing is over-the-top. I rate this film 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to kids ages 13 to 18. You should definitely go grab some friends and check it out.

Reviewed by Tristan T., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org.


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