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Big Bear (2017)

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BIG BEAR is about Joe (Joey Kern) who reluctantly has his bachelor party even though his fiancé just dumped him for some Dude (recent Emmy nominated. Pablo Schreiber).


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Credited cast:
Pablo Schreiber ... Dude
Tyler Labine ... Nick
Zachary Knighton ... Colin
Adam Brody ... Eric
Toby Huss ... Cop
Ahna O'Reilly ... Jess
Joey Kern ... Joe
Patricia Rae ... Waitress
Heidi Heaslet Heidi Heaslet ... Susan


BIG BEAR is about Joe (Joey Kern) who reluctantly has his bachelor party even though his fiancé just dumped him for some Dude (recent Emmy nominated. Pablo Schreiber).

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22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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The cabin in which the movie was filmed is actually located in the city of big bear lake. See more »

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Big Bear is the story of four friends whose plans are ruined when their bachelor party weekend turns into a revenge plot.
3 October 2017 | by vsteiner-19036See all my reviews

Big Bear took me through high waves of laughter in between moments of calm water with its mix of drama and comedy. Though the metaphor of the movie's name isn't truly appreciated until mid-way through the movie, Joey Kern's directorial debut film Big Bear questions the twists and turns of life. The moment when Kern's character (Joe) thinks he has reached his peak, but is misdirected captivated me. Kern, who directed, wrote, and starred in the film, does an impeccable job of demystifying the main character's daily struggles. The intensity of Joe's life is dissected in front of the readers with short flashbacks that slowly pile up. With each comparison to his fiancée's's lover, Joe finds himself falling down a dark rabbit hole. By adding so much backstory and combing down to every detail including Joe's career, I am able to connect with the main character's struggles in an unexpected way. Kern slowly develops different aspects of the character's life until the climactic ending (cue the Big Bear metaphor). This buddy-movie reminds me that no one is truly alone in their struggles and that a 'rebirth' isn't always the end of the world. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who is feeling down or is just looking for a good laugh.

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