MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,386 this week

The Country Bears (2002)

 -  Comedy | Family | Music  -  26 July 2002 (USA)
3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 3,569 users   Metascore: 37/100
Reviews: 72 user | 43 critic | 21 from Metacritic.com

Based on an attraction at Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree, "The Country Bears" (2002) is one in a long line of live action Disney family films. The movie is a satire of Behind the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 03 Jul 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 17 Mar 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 19 Mar 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 12 Sep 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Country Bears (2002)

The Country Bears (2002) on IMDb 3.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Country Bears.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Family | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Pat Morita, Trevor Morgan, Pam Dawber
Bogus (1996)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment
Discover Spot (Video 2000)
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Leo Nielsen
Stars: Corey Burton, Shaun Fleming, Jane Horrocks
Tower of Terror (TV Movie 1997)
Horror | Thriller | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.

Director: D.J. MacHale
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Kirsten Dunst, Nia Peeples
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.

Director: Tim McCanlies
Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall
Inspector Gadget 2 (Video 2003)
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Inspector Gadget returns in this sequel to the 1999 hit, "Inspector Gadget." Gadget once again has to fight his arch nemesis, Claw.

Director: Alex Zamm
Stars: French Stewart, Elaine Hendrix, Tony Martin
Adventure | Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.

Director: Steve Trenbirth
Stars: John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, Tony Jay
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Workaholic realtor Jim Evers, his wife/business partner Sara and their two children are summoned to a mansion. When they discover that the place is haunted, Jim discovers an important lesson about the family he's neglected as they attempt to escape.

Director: Rob Minkoff
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly
Teacher's Pet (2004)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Spot (Lane) is a dog who can talk and read. Posing as a human, he sneaks into school with his master Leonard (Flemming). Educational adventures ensue.

Director: Timothy Björklund
Stars: Nathan Lane, Shaun Fleming, David Ogden Stiers
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Big Al (voice)
...
Fred Bedderhead (voice)
...
...
...
Zeb Zoober (voice)
...
...
...
Officer Hamm (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Based on an attraction at Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree, "The Country Bears" (2002) is one in a long line of live action Disney family films. The movie is a satire of Behind the Music rock & roll bands. Beary, a young bear raised by a human family in a world where humans and talking bears coexist, attempts to trace his roots. He meets up with the Country Bears, a long-since broken-up band, a parody of bands like the Eagles. Beary helps the Country Bears reunite for one final concert, while searching for who he truly is. Written by Matt Dicker

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's A Bear Getting The Family Together! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 July 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Bears  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,309,675 (USA) (26 July 2002)

Gross:

$16,988,996 (USA) (1 November 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After Tennessee and Trixie's performance in the bar, a bar patron comments that it was better than Eagles. The patron is Don Henley, who is one of the founding members of the Eagles and who provided the singing voice for Tennessee. The female companion he says it to is Bonnie Raitt, who provided the voice for Trixie. See more »

Goofs

When the phone tracing is being set up in the Barrinton house, Officer Cheets hangs up the handset on a phone. In the next shot it is still in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Reed Thimple: Do you like the sound of crunching wood? I do.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the final credits, an outtake featuring Officers Hamm and Cheets shows them walking out of the car wash with shrunken clothes and wild hair. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: The Country Bears (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Only In It for the Honey
Written by Brian Setzer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

wow, the guys at Disney are on some high quality drugs here...
4 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be (c'mon, the trailer is just painful to watch), but man o man, there's some trippy things in this movie, and they actually make it worth watching.

the musical sequence at the diner in the middle of the movie is painful to watch, but I was laughing so hard that it didn't matter; that is PERFECT satire of the entire genre of movie musicals with the talented character breaking out in song randomly and having everyone else in the scene break out in choreographed dance. The song the waitress sung was awful, but the parody was genius.

the cameos by so many of today's artists are priceless, especially the out-of-the-blue appearances of Xibit and Elton John. I'm not sure why any of the reviews I read of the film never mentioned so many famous people wandering in and out of this movie, but I'm glad they didn't because they all cool surprises. (on a side note, why Mr. Walken never showed up in the trailer is beyond me, but his performance here is priceless!)

the prospect of the actor playing Beary's "brother" going from being Stifler's little brother in Pie and Pie 2 to this nicely obnoxious kid who has a bear for a sibling is just so absurd it's funny.

the country music numbers were kick-@$$ enough to make me consider buying the soundtrack...

and the groundskeeper bear was funniest thing in the whole movie to me, he cracked me up all the way through. heck, they can spin him off into his own show if they want, I liked him.

I'm not going to go around recommending this weirdness of a movie to people, but I say give it a try; do NOT form an opinion based on the trailer, because it's not fair to the movie itself. It might not be the world's most intelligent movie, but it was worth watching for sure. (And seriously, the talking bears thing might work for a theme park attraction, but the idea of human-like bears living amongst humans just makes me wonder how much LSD the writers of the screenplay had dipped...)

I give "The Country Bears" a 7 out of 10, it really wasn't bad, just really trippy and weird!


15 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Movie is REALLY GOOD kissero70
It's crap, MEGA CRAP! chmarvel1
Don't you think the plot seems a bit...familiar? beacky_278
did they change the attraction? hellomcfly
Dexter cute? skateboardchick
Missing the point. dancebuffet
Discuss The Country Bears (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page