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 ...
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A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.
Haley Lu Richardson,
Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
Marilyn Faith Hickey
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
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 »
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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