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Bug (2006)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  25 May 2007 (USA)
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An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.

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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 alfiehitchie

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Rated R for some strong violence, sexuality, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,015,846 (USA) (25 May 2007)

Gross:

$7,006,708 (USA) (15 June 2007)
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The Apartment set was built inside a high school gymnasium in Metairie, Louisiana. See more »

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For almost the whole movie the front door of the motel opens to the outside, but in the last few scenes (room wrapped in tin foil) the front door opens to the inside. See more »

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[first lines]
[phone rings]
Agnes White: Hello? Hello?
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Agnes White: Bastard!
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It is what it is...
11 June 2007 | by (SAN DIEGO, CA) – See all my reviews

Many viewers have been bashing this film, and for the mainstream crowd expecting an obvious crowd-pleaser focused on one genre, I can completely understand why you didn't like the film. However, the film goes much deeper than it appears to be. Many people are expecting a horror film, and are confused by the intense monologues and the dark comedy mixed in with the self-inflicted torture and self-defense from the outside world, which are clearly characteristics of a psychological thriller. The movie was not meant to have any "heroes" or "villains", but it was meant to show everyday people in an everyday world, with one woman so lonely, so desperate to have someone who can love her, who finally finds someone who can read her, that she sets aside the fact that he is a paranoid schizophrenic who believes that someone is out to get him. After many hours and days spent together, cut off from society, she gradually becomes one with him, his madness slowly sinking into her mind as she joins him in his own delusional world. The film is not your average film, and will understandably turn off or confuse many viewers. Please note, however, that the film deals with an extremely serious illness that can't be "prettied up" or be made simpler to try and understand what's going on. It just presents itself in a straight-forward, natural form, which is usually tougher to understand and accept, much like the film.


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