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Pottersville (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 10 November 2017 (USA)
Maynard is a beloved local businessman who is mistaken for the legendary Bigfoot during an inebriated romp through town in a makeshift gorilla costume. The sightings set off an ... See full summary »

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Seth Henrikson

Writer:

Daniel Meyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shannon ... Maynard Greiger
Judy Greer ... Parker
Ron Perlman ... Sheriff Jack
Christina Hendricks ... Connie Greiger
Thomas Lennon ... Brock Masterson
Ian McShane ... Bart
Michael Torpey ... Norm
Debargo Sanyal ... Tony
Greta Lee ... Ilene
Elena Hurst ... Stacy Gutierrez
Blake Perlman ... Dep. Tammy Henderson
Viola Ransel Viola Ransel ... Millie
Ruth Ransel Ruth Ransel ... Doris
Thomas Hoe Thomas Hoe ... Don
Timothy Davis-Reed ... John Logan
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Maynard is a beloved local businessman who is mistaken for the legendary Bigfoot during an inebriated romp through town in a makeshift gorilla costume. The sightings set off an international Bigfoot media spectacle and a windfall of tourism dollars for a simple American town hit by hard times. Written by Ryan Schwebel

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, some drug references and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, New York, USA See more »

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Trivia

This is the second time Hamilton, NY has played host to a major film production; the first being Puddle Cruiser, the first production of Broken Lizard (of Super Troopers fame). See more »

Goofs

At 23 minutes, you can see the camera man and the camera tripod in the reflection of the glass doors of the white "Pottersville Bigfoot Tours" school bus. See more »

Quotes

Brock Masterson: I wanna be your fuzzy little joey!
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Connections

References Freaks (1932) See more »

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Silent Night
Written by Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr
Performed by Kitty Wells
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Hidden little gem
20 December 2017 | by markjunk-66850See all my reviews

This movie sneaks up on you. You aren't getting the recent rash of over the top brash and crass movies of the current era. You are getting a cute and in the end a heart-warming comedy.

To begin, this movie comes at us from a small, down on its luck town who's main employer "The Mill" has recently closed. Maynard is one of the few remaining business owners, and his corner store is the focal point of the town. This is much like many small towns across America, so many viewers can relate.

The movie portrays a few pretty typical characters you might also find in those small towns and exaggerates their personalities just enough to make them quite amusing, but not overdone like an SNL skit.

One character that IS over the top is the "Monster Hunter" that comes into the town searching for bigfoot. (In a not so veiled spoof of Bear Grilles or similar reality star.) He is ridiculously funny, but it somehow fits.

To Me, this is a great movie to watch with the whole family. Three are a few scenes with minor sexual overtones, but PG is how I would rate it. And I can only recall a few occasions of foul language.

I mention these things because I feel the shocking nature of many films today is borne of laziness. Writers and directors who are out of ideas and fall back on foul language and shock value as an answer to comedy. This movie breaks that mold and still generates the laughs.

So the bottom line is, if you are looking for a caustic f-bomb fest, this isn't the movie for you. Go watch The Hangover or something else. Those are funny movies for sure, but his movie takes a different route.

This movie has great acting, a great story and surprisingly funny scenes. A great way to spend an hour and a half with the family!


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