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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$39,652, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

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$532,669, 19 October 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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A big mess...
14 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm truly puzzled with all the positive reviews here.

This film had a really cool premise, trying to be a sort of "Lars and the Real Girl" meets "Napoleon Dynamite" - but it quickly fell badly apart, key reasons to me being: * The script was a mess. Despite original premise (i guess?) - half the characters were cliched cardboard cutouts. And dialogue, esp from the lead character, was often simply cringe-worthy! * The lead actor was horribly miscast and constantly appears awkward and uncomfortable - not awkward as a character - but completely uncomfortable as an actor in this role. There is zero chemistry between him and any other character and it's really painful to watch him. * The whole story and how it actually presents the character's captors as 'likable characters' has such a disturbing feeling to it. This could've and should've been a film about a kid who's oddball parents died/moved away leaving him in care of another family - then it all would've worked. But as is - it's quite disturbing how the film presents the lead character's captors as people who actually have more to offer to their victim, as people who have a stronger and more positive, meaningful and honest connection with their victim. Really - I'm all for original approach and breaking taboos - but the way this film tried to do this did not ring true at all.


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