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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 »


Seth Henrikson


Daniel Meyer




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 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


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

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Did You Know?


Tribute to It's a Wonderful Life (1946). In It's A Wonderful Life when George has no longer been born, the town name changes from Bedford Falls to Pottersville, after old man Potter. See more »


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 »


Maynard Greiger: Hope isn't always the most realistic thing but it tends to make the word a better place.
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References Freaks (1932) See more »


Sleigh Ride
Written by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
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I'm a wolf!
23 December 2017 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

A down on its luck mining town finds a new life when locals begin seeing a bigfoot. Before long, there are tourists in town, cash registers ringing, and a nationally syndicated television show scouring the woods for a sasquatch. It's a Christmas miracle - or is it?

My rating for Pottersville seems at odds with conventional wisdom. It's obvious that I enjoy this one much, much more than most people. For many reason, the film worked for me. The cast is brilliant - from Michael Shannon playing against character to the always enjoyable Judy Greer to the gruff but funny Ian McShane, I had a blast with the cast. The plot is a another plus for me. It's just quirky enough to keep me entertained throughout. The bits about the furries, the bigfoot sightings, and the "unique" townspeople are all interesting touches. I've read several complaints about the lack of real comedy and, while I can agree to a point, there are enough moments that made me at least smile that I didn't need to laugh out loud to find the comedy enjoyable. Overall, I had a good time with Pottersville and have no problems rating it higher than most others.

My biggest complaint with Pottersville and the thing that keeps me from rating it higher is Tom Lennon. A little Lennon goes a long way. He's given way, way too much screentime. I admit that some of his interactions with Ian McShane and the Nelson Mandela song dedicaiton were quite funny, but overall, he's annoying. Less Lennon and I might have rated Pottersville even higher.

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