Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear

DVD - 2017 | Widescreen edition
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Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show that James has carried with him into adulthood. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.
Publisher: [Culver City, California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Branch Call Number: DVDC BRIGS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Mar 31, 2019

Very boring.

Sep 18, 2018

Penned by SNL alumni and childhood friends Dave McCary and Kyle Mooney (who also plays James) "Brigsby Bear" is a unpolished charmer which pokes fun at pop culture while at the same time praising the dreamers and creative minds which spawn it. Considering the film’s dark premise however, McCrary and Mooney bypass any dramatic depth and aim instead for the easy “fish out of water” laughs with James’ culture shock toned down to a series of awkward assimilations and his childhood abductors (Mark Hamill, Jane Adams) no more than quirky eggheads who went too far. But perhaps its this divorce from reality (a continuation of James’ fantasy childhood?) which gives the film its “aww shucks” likability in the first place. I mean, who does’t want to see Mooney’s mop-headed man-child live the dream if only for a few reels? Greg Kinnear co-stars as a cop with thespian aspirations and Claire Danes toggles the charm as James’ cynical teenaged sister.

Jul 17, 2018

Is there isn't a subgenre called quirkcore, there should be. It would include movies like "Napoleon Dynamite," "Juno," and most anything with Zooey Deschanel. "Brigsby Bear" is a little darker than those but veers a little too close to the indie quirky comedies that have been prevalent over the past decade. SNL's Kyle Mooney lives with his parents in isolation, his sole entertainment an offbeat kids' show called "Brigsby Bear." But it's all an illusion, as his "parents" abducted him, and he's rescued and reunited with his actual parents (Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins). As he reintegrates into society (there are echoes of both "The Truman Show" and "Being There"), he cuts a naive, slightly lost figure, and all he wants is to recreate "Brigsby Bear." Again, It gets a little too close to whimsy, but the performers and the genuine offbeatness make it work. Mark Hamill has a rare non-Luke Skywalker role as Mooney's fake father. I deducted half of a star for the ending. Produced by the Lonely Island.

May 26, 2018

While I don't think it will be everyone's glass of iced tea, Brigbsy Bear is one of the best quirky independent films I've seen in what feels like a very long time. I would classify it as a dramedy. It has an original plot, a strong cast and a nice mix of light and dark, good and evil. It stars and was co-written by Kyle Mooney of Saturday Night Live. Brigsby Bear is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief sexuality, drug material and teen partying.

Apr 02, 2018

Really very cool movie. The topic is serious (NOT gross), but the handling is so deft, the dialogue so gorgeous, and the characters so well drawn, that it's genuinely funny. So cool. Recommend.
P.S. The blurb is misleading. Suggest this: watch carefully for the first confusing ten minutes, and it will reveal itself. It's not confusing after that!

ArapahoeChrisP Feb 03, 2018

Terrible! If you want to watch 90 minutes of Kyle Mooney looking sad while piano music plays in the background this is a great movie otherwise, definite skip. Was excited since it was a Lonely Island movie and was hoping for a few good, dumb laughs. Nope!

Jan 25, 2018

This weird movie is about an abducted person who grows up learning from this Bear series and can let it go.

Dec 23, 2017

This was not actually as previous stated by another viewer... some stuff in it I would not want my child to see. Did not complete viewing this film for that and I did not care to see heads up.

Dec 08, 2017

Charming, funny, heartwarming and just plain fun. Good acting and a fine script. A movie about the love and support of family and friends that will have you rooting for them all.


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