A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.
Having escaped her abusive ex-husband Goss, recently released from state prison, Agnes, a lonely waitress with a tragic past moves into a sleazy, rundown motel. Her lesbian co-worker R.C. introduces her to Peter, a peculiar, paranoiac drifter and they begin a tentative romance. However, things aren't always as they appear and Agnes is about to experience a claustrophobic nightmare reality as the bugs begin to arrive...Written by
One of the two films that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon their release in 2006, along with The Wicker Man (2006). See more »
Near the end, when a pizza is delivered to Agnes and Peter, she takes some money and goes to the door : one can see she has a panties.
A few minutes later, when they undress themselves, Agnes just removes her nightie : her panties has disappeared already (and she never removed it before that last scene). See more »
I'm not sure why Ashley Judd continues to make suspense/horror/psychological thrillers? What compels her to these rolls of battered women on the verge of something terrible in the face of something awful at the threshold of something demonic/evil? Bug pretends to be a horror movie wrapped up in a meditation about abused women, drug abuse, love and the military-industrial complex as it pertains to conspiracy laden delusions spouted by a odd mumbling Heath Ledger in Brokeback type drifter played by Michael Shannon.
Adapted from a stage play by Tracy Letts this film starts well with interesting and sometimes surprisingly original dialog as would be expected from a semi-successful play. But alas, we are destined being the audience, to follow this inconsistent movie into the depths of paranoid dementia.
There's something about aphids running amok on and under the skin of Ashley and Michael. There's a muscle bound Harry Conick Jr. as Ms. Judd's ex-con ex-boyfriend, there are mysterious phones a ringing, and even references to the Tuskeegee experiments, and I'm sure something about UFO's even though I may or may not have heard that.
Basically, this is a movie that starts kind of well and descends quickly into an implausible conclusion that leaves the audience, well at least the audience I was with, to moan derision and to ho-hum all the way home.
Not so good. Don't do it.
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